Adena Health
Family Medicine Residency Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Adena Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program ACGME-accredited?

Yes, our program received Continued Accreditation effective April 26, 2018.

Is the program participating in “Osteopathic Recognition?”

At this time, we do not plan to pursue Osteopathic Recognition.

Does the program consider both DO and MD residents?

Yes. Candidates should apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).

Does the program consider International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?

Yes. Candidates should have graduated from medical school within two years prior to the start of residency and must be ECFMG-certified.

Do you sponsor visas?

Currently, we do not sponsor any type of visa.

Do you have a minimum COMLEX/USMLE score requirement?

Although we have no minimum score requirement for applications, we carefully review performance on both Step 1 and 2 scores.

Should I apply to your program if I failed COMLEX/USMLE on a prior attempt?

Yes. You may still apply to our program. Although all applications are reviewed, the number of attempts for passage is strongly considered.

Does the program offer audition rotations?

Yes. Please contact Joei Gill at (Undergraduate Medical Education Program Manager) for information on setting up an audition rotation. Please consider 3-6 months in advanced planning time.

What does a typical day look like for the residents?

This depends greatly on the rotation.  Throughout the day, residents work in the hospital or in our clinic depending on their individual rotation schedules.  Residents are excused from rotation from 11:30AM – 3:30PM on Wednesday’s so that they can participate in Family Medicine Didactics.

How many days do residents work per week?

On outpatient Family Medicine rotations, residents work Monday through Friday. On our inpatient medicine rotations, residents should expect to work two out of four weekends within a block.

Do residents take call?

Yes, at home-call.  Residents share call responsibilities while on inpatient psychiatry rotations. Most residents report low call volume while on call. This responsibility is usually shared amongst three residents.

Where do residents live?  Is there a proximity requirement?

Because we do not require residents to take on-site call, they may choose to live as close or as far from the hospital as they want. Some residents live in Chillicothe; however, some in the Columbus area too.  

Does your program allow moonlighting?

Second and third-year residents are permitted to moonlight on a case-by-case basis.  For more information, contact the Program Director.