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Advantages of Our Program

To ensure a healthy balance between patient care, education and personal / family needs, we believe in collaborative learning, mutual support and teamwork.

"Fairview Family Medicine's biggest selling point to me was its true focus on primary prevention and the outpatient setting.  Faculty and ancillary staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you have a great learning experience in clinic.  As a resident and student, I have always gotten the feel that the program supports its residents like family.  Having access to Cleveland Clinic's network, as well as being in the Cleveland area, opens up enough opportunities that you can pursue most any career and personal interest you may have from Sports Medicine to Medical Mission work, to Wilderness Medicine.  We are strongly supportive of balancing a family and healthy lifestyle with a strong clinical experience."
~Nate Franley, MD, PGY-3

"This is a fantastic program, and I could not be happier with my experiences at Fairview thus far!  The faculty are very supportive and encourage your development as an independent thinker and physician.  My senior residents could not have been more helpful in assisting me with my transition from medical student to intern; giving me tips and pointers every step of the way.  We try to get together as a group as often as possible and significant others are always welcome.  Moving from out-of-state, I was somewhat leery of moving to the Cleveland area, but there are plenty of great outdoor activities, as well as great shops and restaurants."
~Danielle Greenleaf, DO, PGY-3

"Fairview Hospital and the Center for Family Medicine are unbelievable placed to work.  The environment is very open towards residents who have questions or uncertainties.  There is an incredible level of respect for each other and making eye contact and greeting each other, as well as knowing people on a first name basis, is an expectation for this hospital system.  Also, working in a community hospital has been a very different experience from the large, academic hospitals, where I completed my medical school education."
~Evan C. Howe, MD, PhD, PGY-3

"When it came to choosing a residency program, I wanted the opportunities of a large system in the setting of a community hospital - Fairview provides both of these things.  I am happy to be in a program where I have access to state-of-the-art resources and leading consultants to better care for the patients who come to our clinic, all the while working in the heart of the diverse Cleveland community.  In addition, our residents are some of the well-respected at Fairview and Family Medicine is held in high regard.  It's an excellent program as demonstrated by our residents, faculty, and staff!"
    Andrew Henson, DO, PGY-1

"I am honored to work with such an outstanding group of physicians, from fellow residents and the Family Medicine staff, to the supervising community doctors. These physicians have an unquestionable dedication to their patients, as well as a passion for teaching. Working at CFM and Fairview Hospital has provided a setting where one can establish a strong relationship with patients, while simultaneously providing exposure to a broad range of challenging medical issues." 
~Christina Kolp, MD, PGY-2

"I'm new to Cleveland, and I love it here - thanks to my new Fairview family. Everyone is incredibly friendly and willing to help, which has made the transition from med student to intern easy. I love that the program is community based, but also has all of the academic resources offered by the Cleveland Clinic. I feel very lucky to be training here!"
~Courtney Pearson, PGY-1

"Fairview has truly welcomed me into its community. The faculty and support staff at the Center for Family Medicine, as well as Fairview Hospital have been unbelievably helpful in the transition from medical student to intern. The support and patience as I continually learn and adept has been wonderful, and I feel very happy to be a part of such a wonderful program. There is a great sense of community and camaraderie between all three years of residents, and I am very happy to be able to be able to learn not only from passionate faculty and support staff, but also from those coming right before me."
~Natalie Thomas, DO, PGY-1

"I fell in love with Fairview because of the community hospital feel with the presence of a major academic center like the Cleveland Clinic. The faculty are great teachers. The residents have a great relationship with each other and the faculty. This all comes toegether to create an amazing learning environment."
~Ryan Walker, MD, PGY-1

Advisor System
Each resident is assigned to a faculty advisor. Residents can discuss any educational or personal issues they feel comfortable with. Advisor meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis, and residents can request to meet with their advisors any time they wish.

Annual Resident Retreat
Every September, all residents and faculty attend a retreat, in a more remote location. This interactive retreat gives an opportunity to bond with all the residents, faculty and all their families.

Resident Business Meetings & Resident Support Meetings
Twice a month, residents discuss their concerns at a Resident Business meetings, with no program faculty present. They also meet once a quarter as a group with an outside psychologist. These discussions are also not shared with faculty.

Resident Forums
Twice per year, Resident Forums are set up to express residents’ issues. These discussions are more related to hospital-system concerns.

Breakfast Bunch
Once a month, interns meet with the behavioral scientist and previous CFM graduate to discuss intern concerns and help with residency transition.

Collegial Atmosphere
We believe in collaborative learning and mutual support.  Our overall success is dependent on our ability to work as a team.

Home Call
Our 2nd and 3rd year residents take home call for the Family Medicine service. They come into the hospital for admissions. If there are admissions after midnight, the resident is considered “post-call” and will be off the following afternoon to adhere to the ACGME call guidelines.

Teaching Opportunities
As 2nd and 3rd year residents, you can be scheduled with a medical student. Residents have the opportunity to teach residents in the clinic and on the inpatient Family Medicine rotation. Fairview has 3rd year students come for clerkship rotations, and 4th years rotate if they are interested in Family Medicine. We have students who come from CCF Lerner College, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, University of Toledo, Ohio University and LECOM. Students from any LCME OR AOA accredited schools are welcome.