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Medical Residency Programs: Can Your Center Afford Not To?

By Angie Stewart

The Lancaster Eagle Gazette in Lancaster, OH published a great article on the importance of medical residents to any health center. Fairfield Medical Center has established a residency program that promotes the benefits for medical residents, physicians, patients, and the community as a whole.

Residency programs keep doctors sharp and current since they need to train incoming residents on the job. These programs benefit residents by giving them the much-needed on-the-job training they need right out of medical school; and residency programs benefit communities by providing more care that remains true to the high-quality standards of Community Health Centers, and by bringing more doctors to the area. Medical residency programs provide a win-win-win situation!

Does your health center have a medical residency program? Tell us about it!