The focus of the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program is to train residents to practice in rural settings. In order to accomplish this, the curriculum is designed to address specific aspects of medical care in rural populations.

In addition to the required rotations, residents are responsible for outpatient and inpatient care of their family practice center patients. Elective opportunities abound as our program is the only Residency in our tertiary care facility serving the Northern two thirds of our rural state. Our faculty has a wide range of expertise in a variety of areas to provide teaching and consultation on all patients.

Residents are encouraged to establish links with the community. Home care and nursing home visits, as well as community outreach with the support of faculty are encouraged.

Regularly scheduled hospital conferences presenting a variety of topics, are sponsored by the following departments: obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, family practice, pathology, orthopedics, emergency service, urology, surgery, and dermatology. Weekly half-day didactics are held by the Residency to address a broad range of medical and behavioral medicine issues.