Family Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to our Family Medicine Residency program. We are proud to announce our accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and invite you to be part of all the excitement surrounding our new residency program.

The Doylestown Health difference: Here, our emphasis is on quality of care and quality of experience for our Family Medicine residents. You will work directly with skilled, board-certified physicians who deliver care with expertise and compassion. Our physicians welcome the opportunity to serve as mentors and collaborate with you as you learn and enhance your own knowledge and skills through hands-on experience. Our nationally ranked, award-winning regional hospital is the starting point on your journey to becoming a well-rounded, dynamic family medicine physician.

When you choose us for your Family Medicine residency, you will be a part of our first class of residents and help shape our program. Our residency program is unique in that it also offers you the opportunity to live where you work, in a county with a small town feel but with an arts and cultural scene of a big city. Bucks County is a livable and walkable community known for its quaint shops and eclectic restaurants and is also centrally located near Philadelphia, New York City, the mountains, and the shore.

Program Information

Program Information
  • 36-month structured residency program
  • Eight resident positions offered per year over a three-year period (24 total positions)
  • July 1, 2023 start date
  • Leadership includes Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Core Faculty
Application Requirements
  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Board Scores (Passing COMLEX/USMLE Step 1 and 2)
  • CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Interview Day
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Doylestown and sharing why Doylestown Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program is a good fit for you!  We are excited for you to have the opportunity to meet our outstanding faculty and to learn more about our program. 
 
Our interview sessions for the 2023 program will begin in November 2022. All interview invitations will be sent through ERAS. All interviews will take place virtually via Zoom. The interview day schedule will be from approximately 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. During this time, you will meet our Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Core Faculty to learn about the many unique opportunities available at Doylestown Health.
 
Thank you for your interest in our program! 
Core Rotations
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Community Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Elective
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine Office
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Neonatal Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedic Surgery/Rheumatology
  • Palliative Care/Hospice
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Inpatient (offered offsite at Grand View Hospital)
  • Pediatric Outpatient
  • Psychiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
Elective Rotations
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
 Additional Experiences
  • Care for patients in a dedicated Family Medicine clinic, Doylestown Health Primary Care Residency Clinic, at the Health and Wellness Center in Warrington
  • Engage in quality improvement projects
  • Participate in lectures and grand rounds
  • Serve on hospital committees
  • Work in Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic serving uninsured patients
  • Be involved in patient simulations through Delaware Valley University
Resident Benefits
  • Annual Salary: $65,200 (paid bi-weekly)
  • Annual Housing Stipend: $5,000 (paid monthly)
  • Leaves
    • 10 paid Leave of Absence days based on FMLA criteria
    • 15 vacation days
    • Five additional vacation days around Christmas and New Year’s
  • Sleeping quarters and meal allowance from cafeteria while on call
  • One-time technology allowance: $1,000
  • Annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance: $1,500
  • Professional Liability Insurance
Doylestown Health Benefits
  • Free On-campus Parking
  • 403b Retirement Program
  • Insurance
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Prescription
    • Life, AD&D, Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Benefits and Discount Program
  • Subsidized Child Care
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
Beverly Boland
Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
Doylestown Health
215.345.2867
FMRP@dh.org

Cory McGinn
Institutional Administrator  
Doylestown Health                                                               
215.345.2180
Doylestown Hospital 
595 West State Street 
Doylestown, PA 18901
215.345.2200
 
Doylestown Health Primary Care Residency Clinic 
847 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976
215.345.2867  
Grand View Hospital (Participating site for Inpatient Pediatric rotations)
700 Lawn Avenue 
Sellersville, PA 18960
215.453.4000

Director's Message

Benjamin Mathews, MD | Doylestown Health
Benjamin Mathews, MD
Family Medicine Program Director
Welcome to our Family Medicine Residency program. Here, you will have the opportunity to work with an extensive panel of board-certified physicians, who will support you every step of the way, in both hospital- and community-based settings.

More About Our Program

Learn more about our Family Medicine Residency program.

Family Medicine Residency Details

  • The leadership team of Doylestown Health’s first Family Medicine Residency brings depth and breadth of experience to provide superior training and one-to-one guidance to the new residents. 
  • Block Rotation Schedule  - To be provided.
  • Inpatient and outpatient rotations located at Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Primary Care Residency Clinic. (Pediatric rotations at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, PA).
  • Residents will care for a diverse patient population at Doylestown Health Primary Care Residency Clinic. 

Mission and Purpose

Mission

To educate, train, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration of the next generation of physicians in family medicine who will deliver high-quality, patient-centered care in a community-based setting.

Purpose

The Doylestown Hospital Family Medicine Residency program fosters the development of knowledgeable, well-rounded, and dynamic family medicine physicians caring for patients from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of conditions.

Residency Faculty Bios

Benjamin Mathews, MD

Program Director
215.340.5162
bmathews@dh.org

I am excited and honored to have been elected to serve as Program Director of Doylestown Hospital’s first residency program in Family Medicine. My professional and academic background is in family medicine, skilled nursing care, acute hospital care, and medical education. I most recently served as the Director of Inpatient Medicine/Academic Hospitalists for the Bryn Mawr Family Medicine Residency program before joining Doylestown Hospital in 2018.  I was recruited to build the hospital’s first post-acute care medical service as well as our first Family Medicine Residency program. Upon joining Doylestown Health, I’ve had the honor of my peers acknowledging my work and accomplishments by naming me the medical director for post-acute care. We provide care at numerous facilities in the area including our very own Pine Run Health Center. My passion for education has led me to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor at both Thomas Jefferson University Medical School and Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Teaching and education mean a great deal to me and I am humbled to have received awards for excellence in teaching of medicine. I received my medical degree from University Americana (UNIBE) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and completed my residency at Latrobe (PA) Area Hospital.


Scott Blore, MD

Associate Program Director
215.766.8844
sblore@dh.org

I grew up in Bucks County and graduated from the Central Bucks School District. I am board-certified in Family and Geriatric medicine with a background in both academia and community medicine settings. I pride myself on delivering comprehensive, compassionate care to my patients at Plumsteadville Family Practice (where I’ve practiced since 2004), as well as at Doylestown Hospital. I serve in several roles within Doylestown Healthcare Partnership (focusing on optimizing population health) including a position on the Management Committee, acting as the co-director of the Informatics Committee, and serving as a co-medical director representing primary care physicians. My professional interests include academic medicine, practice management, population health, healthcare informatics, and electronic health records. My personal interests include ice hockey, road cycling, Philadelphia sports, and spending time with family.


Lynn Acquaviva, DO

Core Faculty
215.794.7471
lacquaviva@dh.org

I am currently a family medicine physician at Doylestown Health Primary Care – Buckingham. I joined my current practice after serving as a family medicine physician from Muhlenberg Primary Care in Bethlehem in 2015, but I am happy to be back in the community where I grew up. I received my medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and completed my residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital Network. I enjoy volunteering and mentoring in various settings throughout the community. I am excited to be part of the first medical residency program at Doylestown Hospital and look forward to welcoming you to my hometown.


Justin Palatt, MD

Core Faculty
215.340.5162
jpalatt@dh.org

I have the pleasure of working at Doylestown Health’s Pine Run Health Center as a subacute and custodial care physician where I care for geriatric patients. I joined Doylestown Health’s medical staff in 2021 after working as an outpatient physician at Jefferson Health in Yardley. Prior to that, I worked as a family medicine physician in Kingston, NY. I received my medical degree from St. George’s University of Medicine in Granada, West Indies. I completed my family medicine residency at Excela Latrobe (PA) Hospital and my research residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. I enjoy teaching and am especially thrilled to be part of our Family Medicine Residency program. 

FAQs

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)

Benefits include:

  • Housing stipend
  • CME allowance
  • Laptop
  • 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.

More About Our Program

Learn more about our Family Medicine Residency program.
  • The leadership team of Doylestown Health’s first Family Medicine Residency brings depth and breadth of experience to provide superior training and one-to-one guidance to the new residents. 
  • Block Rotation Schedule  - To be provided.
  • Inpatient and outpatient rotations located at Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Primary Care Residency Clinic. (Pediatric rotations at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, PA).
  • Residents will care for a diverse patient population at Doylestown Health Primary Care Residency Clinic. 

Mission

To educate, train, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration of the next generation of physicians in family medicine who will deliver high-quality, patient-centered care in a community-based setting.

Purpose

The Doylestown Hospital Family Medicine Residency program fosters the development of knowledgeable, well-rounded, and dynamic family medicine physicians caring for patients from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of conditions.

Benjamin Mathews, MD

Program Director
215.340.5162
bmathews@dh.org

I am excited and honored to have been elected to serve as Program Director of Doylestown Hospital’s first residency program in Family Medicine. My professional and academic background is in family medicine, skilled nursing care, acute hospital care, and medical education. I most recently served as the Director of Inpatient Medicine/Academic Hospitalists for the Bryn Mawr Family Medicine Residency program before joining Doylestown Hospital in 2018.  I was recruited to build the hospital’s first post-acute care medical service as well as our first Family Medicine Residency program. Upon joining Doylestown Health, I’ve had the honor of my peers acknowledging my work and accomplishments by naming me the medical director for post-acute care. We provide care at numerous facilities in the area including our very own Pine Run Health Center. My passion for education has led me to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor at both Thomas Jefferson University Medical School and Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Teaching and education mean a great deal to me and I am humbled to have received awards for excellence in teaching of medicine. I received my medical degree from University Americana (UNIBE) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and completed my residency at Latrobe (PA) Area Hospital.


Scott Blore, MD

Associate Program Director
215.766.8844
sblore@dh.org

I grew up in Bucks County and graduated from the Central Bucks School District. I am board-certified in Family and Geriatric medicine with a background in both academia and community medicine settings. I pride myself on delivering comprehensive, compassionate care to my patients at Plumsteadville Family Practice (where I’ve practiced since 2004), as well as at Doylestown Hospital. I serve in several roles within Doylestown Healthcare Partnership (focusing on optimizing population health) including a position on the Management Committee, acting as the co-director of the Informatics Committee, and serving as a co-medical director representing primary care physicians. My professional interests include academic medicine, practice management, population health, healthcare informatics, and electronic health records. My personal interests include ice hockey, road cycling, Philadelphia sports, and spending time with family.


Lynn Acquaviva, DO

Core Faculty
215.794.7471
lacquaviva@dh.org

I am currently a family medicine physician at Doylestown Health Primary Care – Buckingham. I joined my current practice after serving as a family medicine physician from Muhlenberg Primary Care in Bethlehem in 2015, but I am happy to be back in the community where I grew up. I received my medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and completed my residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital Network. I enjoy volunteering and mentoring in various settings throughout the community. I am excited to be part of the first medical residency program at Doylestown Hospital and look forward to welcoming you to my hometown.


Justin Palatt, MD

Core Faculty
215.340.5162
jpalatt@dh.org

I have the pleasure of working at Doylestown Health’s Pine Run Health Center as a subacute and custodial care physician where I care for geriatric patients. I joined Doylestown Health’s medical staff in 2021 after working as an outpatient physician at Jefferson Health in Yardley. Prior to that, I worked as a family medicine physician in Kingston, NY. I received my medical degree from St. George’s University of Medicine in Granada, West Indies. I completed my family medicine residency at Excela Latrobe (PA) Hospital and my research residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. I enjoy teaching and am especially thrilled to be part of our Family Medicine Residency program. 

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)

Benefits include:

  • Housing stipend
  • CME allowance
  • Laptop
  • 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.