First Teaching Health Center in USA
STFM Innovative Program Award Winner
The mission of the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency is to create and nurture learning environments where physicians are inspired to develop expertise in Family Medicine and to dedicate themselves to the care of individuals, families and communities, especially those who are underserved
- We become the doctors our patients and communities need.
- We inspire, nourish, and support each other.
- We dream big.
- We partner with our community.
- We practice evidence-based medicine.
- We collaborate openly and recognize our own limits.
- We never stop learning.
- We challenge systems of injustice.
Are you interested in training where you are needed the most, in an underserved urban community where you will make a difference while you grow into an outstanding Family Physician?
The Lawrence Family Medicine Residency is where your idealism will be nurtured and will even grow. Our busy community health center network and adjacent single-residency community teaching hospital serve a fascinating community in which to learn.
Our residency has always been an innovative and progressive place. Started in 1994 as the nation’s first accredited Community Health Center-sponsored Family Medicine Residency, in 2011 the residency was designated by HRSA as one of the nation’s first eleven Teaching Health Centers under the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, the residency was selected by the ACGME in May 2012 as one of the pilot four year residencies for its national four year length of training study, which began with the class entering in June 2013.
As of July 2019, we have 191 residency alumni who are working in underserved communities all over the country and the world. Come and meet the people who make up the family of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and its Lawrence Family Medicine Residency.