Programs Overview, Goals & Objectives
The Houston Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program (HHC FMRP) is a community-based Residency Program affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). We are supported by Houston Healthcare, both financially and in our efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve.
The HHC FMRP is designated to meet the educational and practical needs of Osteopathic Physicians intending to enter the field of Family Medicine. The training program includes ambulatory, in-patient, surgical, and behavioral science components and the application of osteopathic principals and theories.
Residents learn to care for patients from prenatal care through geriatric and end-of-life care.
The goal of the HHC FMRP is to educate physicians to become competent family medicine physicians who are committed to comprehensive, compassionate, and patient-centered care in the primary care setting. To mentor physicians to serve as leaders and to work collaboratively with other community organizations to improve public health.
HHC FMRP is designed to improve proficiency in the knowledge, art of diagnosis, treatment and practice in an ambulatory setting.
The program conforms to the standards for residency training of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Committee on Post-Doctoral Training and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).
General Program Objectives
It is the intent of the HHC FMRP to:
Implement the Core Competencies of the AOA; osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manipulative medicine, patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice,
Provide a quality education and ensure resident preparedness to fulfill requirements for certification by the AOA and the ACOFP,
Provide the highest quality of care to the patients of the Pavilion Family Medicine Center by evaluating their health needs in the context of comprehensive, patient-centered care,
Practice an interdisciplinary, team approach to care and to effectively function within a complex healthcare delivery system,
Develop and encourage a philosophy and methods of life-long learning, quality improvement, and continuing medical education,
Implement a faculty development program that promotes retention, teaching skills, and academic and clinical excellence.
Houston Healthcare - Mission, Vision & Values
To improve the healthcare of the communities we serve by providing patient-focused, high quality, cost-effective services while promoting health and wellness.
“A caring health system dedicated to excellence – today and tomorrow.”
Respect - entails a high regard for worth of each person. It gives everyone a voice and promotes teamwork.
Integrity - promotes honesty and straightforwardness in dealing with each other in attempting to make our system work to its full potential.
Service Innovation - encourages creativity in seeking continuous quality improvements and in meeting customer requirements.
Excellence - fosters constant, continuous striving for quality service in duty and work done for others.