Overview

Welcome to Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency! We are an accredited 10-10-10 unopposed family medicine residency program with advanced training opportunities in geriatric medicine, sports medicine, and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine. We also provide clinical education for medical students.Aerial FMI

Location
MDFMR is located in central Maine, in the capital city of Augusta, with additional practice sites approximately 20 miles north in the towns of Waterville and Fairfield, Maine. We are about a 3 hour drive north of Boston, an hour north of Portland Maine, and about an hour from mid-coast Maine.

Structure
Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency is a well-established, independent, accredited three-year program providing both osteopathic and allopathic training. We are an unopposed residency in our sponsoring hospital, so our residents and fellows can easily gain experience in in all areas of inpatient care.

Faculty
Our primary faculty, comprising MD and DO physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and a psychologist, offer a diverse range of clinical expertise and an unsurpassed enthusiasm for teaching. All are involved in teaching, caring for patients, and helping to coordinate our educational programs. Faculty physician certifications include family medicine, neuromuscular medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine, sports medicine, geriatric medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Practice Sites
MDFMR operates 5 practices in collaboration with MaineGeneral Health:

  • The Family Medicine Institute (FMI) in Augusta
  • MDFMR Dermatology Services in Augusta
  • Four Seasons Family Practice (FSFP) in Fairfield
  • Maine Dartmouth Family Practice (MDFP) in Waterville
  • Maine Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center (MDCCC) in Waterville

chris ross_family (1)At all practices, we emphasize care for otherwise underserved segments of the community, and thus are a major provider of prenatal care for uninsured women as well as a source of care for the large underinsured population, the chronically mentally ill, and individuals struggling with addiction.

Two family medicine practices (FMI and MDFP) serve as the primary teaching sites for resident training, approximating family practice in the “real world.” Both practices serve various socio-economic groups, exposing residents to many types of insurance and managed care. Our patient populations appear to be remarkably stable, and many of the FMI patients have been served by that facility for over 20 years.  This provides not only continuity of care for patients but continuity of education for residents.

The ambulatory care practices serve as models for developing strong working relationships between physicians and office staff. Residents work closely with RNs, LPNs, and medical assistants, and thereby learn the day-to-day logistics of running a practice. Practice issues as well as interpersonal and medical issues are discussed at monthly meetings of residents, faculty, and staff.2015 rafting

Why Train With Us?
Our residency program is highly respected in Maine and beyond. Our graduates leave prepared to practice family medicine anywhere. A number of MDFMR graduates fill prominent leadership roles within our regional hospital system. Others are well-regarded as practitioners within the local medical community or elsewhere in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. A smaller number of graduates practice in other parts of the US, and several practice internationally.

Residents, fellows, faculty, and staff of Maine-Dartmouth share a commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate primary care for our patients. The work is challenging; our faculty, residents, and fellows are daily faced not only with their patients’ physical, emotional and social struggles but also with their own struggles to maintain a work-life balance while trying to be proficient as physicians. However, the camaraderie and enthusiasm supports and inspires us all and makes MDFMR a great place to train (and work!).