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What is a Residency?

What does it mean to get my medical care at a residency practice?

All doctors attend medical school for four years and then seek further training (residency) in the specialty of their choice. The physicians at the Family Medicine Center at Asylum Hill all specialize Family Medicine - a field where physicians treat the whole person and the whole family. We are the outpatient practice site for the University of Connecticut Family Medicine Residency. Our faculty physicians are all board-certified Family Physicians and hold academic appointments at the University of Connecticut Medical School. We also have 21 Resident physicians who have completed medical school and are currently in the process of additional training in Family Medicine. If you are seen by one of our resident physicians, one of the senior physicians will also be reviewing your case to ensure that you receive the best medical care possible. Decisions about your care will be made with input from both physicians. 

In addition to our residents in Family Medicine, we also are fortunate to have two fellows in sports medicine. Fellows are physicians who have completed medical school and three years of residency and have decided to seek extra training.

A residency is a place of learning. Everyone, senior physicians, resident physicians and staff strive to stay abreast of the newest and best developments in medicine. Teaching occurs daily and learning is ongoing for everyone. We have the benefit of the expertise of all the subspecialty physicians at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as well.  Our residents learn and train in the hospital as well as our office. 

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