The Institute for Family Health’s Harlem Residency in Family Medicine was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” show on September 23, 2012. Reporter Jenny Gold writes, “Johns Hopkins, Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Cornell. What do these medical schools have in common? Beyond their first-rate reputations, they’re also on the short list of top U.S. med schools that don’t have departments of family medicine. Elite schools have long focused on training specialists and researchers, but with the federal health law’s emphasis on primary care, some schools are looking harder at family medicine.”
Institute for Family Health Receives Teaching Health Center Funding to Launch Family Medicine Residency in Harlem
The Institute for Family Health received federal funding from HRSA to open a second Teaching Health Center program in New York State, this one to be located at its Family Health Center at North General, in the historic neighborhood of Harlem. The Institute’s program will seek to address the critical shortage of primary care physicians across the state by training 24 physicians in the next five years. The first class of eight family medicine residents will begin training in June 2012.