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Greetings from the Program Director
Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Program at North Country HealthCare! On behalf of our talented and diverse group of providers, administrative and clinical staff, and our governing board, I am excited to introduce you to our new program, based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Family physicians provide the majority of care for America’s underserved and rural populations, and our primary goal in establishing this training program is to graduate exceptional family physicians who will increase the primary care workforce in northern Arizona.
Our sponsoring institution, North Country HealthCare, is a federally qualified health center. It has served the people of northern Arizona for nearly 25 years and has steadily grown to make a difference in the lives of people in fourteen diverse rural communities.
Our clinical experiences are based upon interdisciplinary, team-oriented care in a community health center, working alongside providers and staff who are committed to serving others and caring for the whole person. Training and practicing in a community health center has several advantages. As a resident you will learn to care for high-needs patients who have limited resources and limited access to care. You will have the opportunity to treat a diverse group of patients in the full spectrum of their illness and social milieu while being supported by a well-developed network of patient, family, and community resources.
We are seeking candidates who are committed to their own education and who are willing to be leaders and trailblazers working alongside our faculty as we establish our new residency training program. Our initial classes of residents will actively participate in fine-tuning the design and development of excellent and innovative clinical experiences, and will be expected to adapt to changes that new residency programs experience. We are seeking medical school graduates who share a commitment to our mission of providing accessible, affordable, comprehensive, quality healthcare to all patients in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and cultural sensitivity. We will only consider applications from candidates who have graduated from medical school in 2019 or will graduate in 2020.
Thank you for considering our new Family Medicine Residency Program at North Country HealthCare. Very best wishes as you consider options for training in the specialty of family medicine!
–Edward G. Paul, MD