The Christ Hospital-Based Residency Program
About the Program
The Christ Hospital/UC Family Medicine program focuses on training outstanding family physicians who can practice in a wide array of settings. Our success is evident in the broad location ranges in which our residents provide patient care.
From working in a rural Federally Qualified Health Center or running a pediatric AIDS clinic in West Africa, our graduates are prepared to work with any population they choose.
Our dedicated faculty, innovative programs, academic and community settings, nationally recognized Global Health curriculum and our outstanding group of talented residents make Cincinnati the place to train.
Blending Academic Mission and Community Experience
With a 30-year tradition, we seek the best training experiences available in the Cincinnati area. We are a "blended" program offering rotations in academic medical centers, community hospitals, family medicine and ambulatory sites, nursing homes, and international locations, which creates a diverse training experience for each resident. One of the program's goals is to tailor the training for each individual resident as he or she anticipates their future practice setting and career goals.
Our unique features include:
- Global Health
Nationally, our program is known for its longitudinal training in Global/International Health. We are in the 20th year of this specialized area, and we continue to refine it. We have a strong commitment to caring for underserved populations which is reflected in the many community training experiences available to residents. Our curriculum prepares family physicians to practice in any community environment and care for individuals of any ethnic, racial or socioeconomic background.
- Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry
The combined five-year program in Family Medicine/Psychiatry began in 1995 (making it the longest-running FMP program in the U.S.) and produces broadly trained physicians with the depth to fully address the mental health of patients. This track prepares graduates with integrated training in psychiatry and medicine—the demand for which has visibly increased in recent years, partly due to a push for innovative efforts at health care reform.
- Outstanding Hospital Settings
We are fortunate to offer training experiences in hospitals with national reputations. Our residents rotate through Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for inpatient pediatrics, emergency medicine and specialty clinics. Cincinnati Children's is one of the leading pediatric medical centers in the country and was ranked by Child Magazine as one of the top five in the country.
Our sponsoring institution and home hospital is The Christ Hospital. This is one of the oldest community hospitals in Cincinnati and one of the best, not just in the Greater Cincinnati area, but in the nation. It has consistently been rated by U.S.News and World Report as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country. The administration's commitment to quality and excellence, the medical staff including nationally known clinicians and the professionalism of the ancillary staff make the hospital training experiences some of the best anywhere.
The program enjoys wide support from the hospital and its medical staff. Our adult inpatient medicine and surgery rotations and our obstetrical services are based at The Christ Hospital.
For more information on the residency training program, please contact:
UC Department of Family and Community Medicine
2123 Auburn Avenue Suite 340
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Christopher Bernheisel, MD
Phone: 513-721-2221, ext. 10