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NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Resident taking pediatric patient's temperatureAt the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (NHDFMR), we offer a learner-centered program that will prepare you for wherever your career takes you. Medical care delivery is undergoing some exciting changes and NHDFMR is right in the center of it all. As the leading division of the Concord Hospital Medical Group (CHMG), a group of nearly 200 primary and specialty care physicians, we have led CHMG in the Patient Centered Medical Home evolution and, more recently, into becoming an Accountable Care Organization. The use of multidisciplinary teams, medical informatics, group visits, and care plans for both urgent care and for complex patients are all examples of innovation currently in use in our clinics. Our faculty and residents are leading the way for health care innovation in the Granite State.

We provide excellent preparation for full spectrum family medicine and community leadership. We sincerely hope you will come visit us. We would appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to the talented, diverse group of residents, faculty, and staff we have been fortunate to attract. We look forward to learning more about you, educating you about us and showing how you can make a difference!

Best Wishes,
Douglas Dreffer MD
NHDFMR Program Director

Vision & Mission

Vision: NHDFMR and the Family Health Center are an exemplary patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and a model Learning Organization delivering patient-centered care while fostering learning and growth in all members.

Mission: NHDFMR uses the principles of patient-centeredness and team-based care to prepare residents to serve and lead in a variety of systems.

The Basics

NHDFMR is an 8-8-8 program located in Concord, NH. We are an unopposed, community-based program with all core teaching at Concord Hospital, a regional medical center. Our multidisciplinary faculty includes 11 family physicians (seven of whom provide obstetrical care), pediatricians,  obstetricians/gynecologists, an internist, a psychotherapist and social workers.  We offer a rural continuity clinic experience for two residents from each class.  We also have a combined family medicine/preventive medicine residency program that focuses on quality improvement within the clinical microsystem.

Key Strengths

Innovation

  • Healthcare delivery systems, e.g. Accountable Care Organizations;
  • Level 3 PCMH;
  • Quality improvement experts;
  • Combined Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency.

Training Physicians to Be Leaders

  • Systems training-adaptive leadership;
  • Learning organizations;
  • Expanded model of care.

Supportive Environment, Inclusiveness

  • LGBT Safe Zone;
  • Family friendly;
  • Balint support groups.

Concord Hospital as a Training Environment

  • Family Medicine is only residency on site;
  • Collegial relationship with specialists;
  • State of the art simulation center;
  • Healthy cafeteria with great food.

Engaged, Integrated Faculty

  • Actively mentor residents;
  • Open door policy;
  • Diverse interests.

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