How many resident positions are available?
We offer a structured 36-month program. Eight positions will be open per year/ a total of 24 residents over a three year period
Why should I choose Doylestown Hospital?
Doylestown Hospital prides itself on its friendly, welcoming culture where you will feel a part of something bigger, akin to a large family, and have a direct impact on your patients. You will experience an unparalleled culture of learning, excellence, and camaraderie among the medical staff.
As part of our Family Medicine Residency program, you will help enrich the culture of Doylestown Health, representing the future of physicians dedicated to delivering high-quality compassionate care to our patients, and in turn, offering comfort to families and visitors alike. What you do matters here.
We are also an award-winning regional hospital, recently receiving our 12th consecutive Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of ‘A.’ Doylestown Hospital is also ranked as one of the best in the region and in Pennsylvania in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings — and “High Performing” in 12 specialty care areas. Additionally, we have invested more than $75 million in recent years to expand our treatment and research capabilities through new, innovative facilities and programs on our hospital campus.
What are the salary and benefits for residents?
Annual salary = $65,200 (biweekly pay period)
- Housing stipend
- CME allowance
- Malpractice coverage
- Medical, Life, Disability, Vision, and Dental insurance
- 403b Retirement plan
- Vacation and Sick leave
Will I play a part in decision-making?
Yes, as a Family Medicine resident, you will assist physicians with patient care decisions and under their supervision, effectively communicate those decisions with the patient. The Program Leadership and Administration believe in resident advocacy and encourage open communication whether it is one-to-one or in a group setting with others. As a participant in our first Family Medicine Residency program, you will play a major role in the development of the program for future students. Essentially, you will help grow and mold Doylestown’s first residency that will have an effect on future generations of doctors and the community we serve.
What is call like?
Expect to be scheduled for in-house call about every third night (when averaged over a four-week period). When at home and on call, it will count toward the 80-hour maximum weekly limit. The frequency of at-home call is not subject to every-third-night limitation but must satisfy the requirement for one day in seven that is free of clinical work and education, when averaged over four weeks.
At-home call will not be so frequent or taxing as to preclude rest or reasonable personal time for each resident. Residents are permitted to return to the hospital while on at-home call to provide direct care for new or established patients. These hours of inpatient patient care must be included in the 80-hour maximum weekly limit. Overall, there are two call-free months for each year of the residency.
Are there ways to help the underserved community?
The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic is located within Doylestown Hospital. For 25 years, the Clinic has provided free medical, dental, and social services to low income, uninsured families in Bucks County. You will have the opportunity to work at the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic as well as participate in volunteer activities throughout the year as part of our hospital’s wellness plan.
Where do residents live?
There are a multitude of options to lay down roots in central Bucks County during the tenure of your residency. The quaint borough of Doylestown is the county seat of Bucks County, and is known for its thriving business district. Especially popular among residents and visitors alike are its outdoor dining, old-time movie theater, shops, museums, and festivals. Philadelphia is approximately an hour’s drive from Doylestown and it’s a little more than that to get to New York City. With easy access to major metropolitan areas, leisurely weekend getaways to the Poconos or the Jersey Shore, Doylestown is a destination for the best of what is offered in the greater Philadelphia region.
What can I do in my time off?
Named as USA Today’s Best Small Town Cultural Scene in America in 2019, Doylestown is known for its museums, castles, art, and theaters. Doylestown is also home to the Bucks County Classic Bike Race, Doylestown Arts Festival, Doylestown 5K Race, Spooktacular Parade, Doylestown Pride Festival, Winter Festival, Seasonal Decorations, and much more. This charming town also has a bustling and eclectic restaurant scene. You can ask any one of the hundreds of staff members who will tell you Doylestown and the surrounding areas offer options for every interest and activity whether in downtown area or beyond the county line. It is an outstanding area to work, play, and call home.
Are there other residency programs at Doylestown Hospital?
Doylestown Health is committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and performance of our nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, leading to improved patient outcomes. In 2020, Doylestown Health launched a Pharmacy Residency program which just recently just earned accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Only 17% of hospitals host post-graduate pharmacist training programs, and Doylestown Hospital is now recognized as part of this exclusive group achieving and maintaining superior standards of pharmaceutical care. Similarly, we are excited to extend our residency programs to develop activities and instruction aimed primarily at medical residents and fellows.
Our Family Medicine Residency is evidence of our commitment and our first medical residency. What makes joining our Family Residency program so unique is the opportunity to shape the future of many more residency programs at Doylestown Hospital. As a medical resident, you will be embedded within a community healthcare system established in 1923 that has earned national recognition and awards. As our CEO and President Jim Brexler states, “Throughout our history, the leaders of our organization have made top priorities of improving patient experience and proactively advocating for the wellness of the individuals we serve. Our predecessors created a culture marked by the relentless pursuit of quality, and we continue to uphold that commitment to patient safety.” As a new resident, you will now pave the way for future residents and at the same time, affect the culture and care of the patients and families who count on Doylestown Hospital for their future healthcare needs.