Open Accessibility Menu
Hide

Butler Family Medicine Residency

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Butler Memorial Hospital’s new Family Medicine Residency Program! We think you will find our innovative, 8-8-8, Clinic-First model to be the ideal setting to learn, train, and practice. We look forward to welcoming our first class in 2024 and hope you will be as excited about the program as we are!

Mission

A CALLING AND COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING LIVES.

Our mission is simple – to make a positive difference in the lives of people by providing compassionate, high-quality care and comfort, and inspiring health and wellbeing.

How? By providing a high-quality, academically challenging, and patient-oriented training program for those who have been called to serve as family medicine physicians

Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as the preeminent Family Medicine Residency program in the state and region, while producing the highest-caliber Family Medicine physicians who make a positive impact in the communities in which they serve.

How We Achieve Our Vision

Butler Family Medicine Residency (Butler FMR) is an innovative, cutting-edge residency program that puts patient-care at the forefront of training. As a Clinic-First program, resident physicians maintain high continuity with their patients. Whereas the average FM resident only spends 13% of their total time in the office, residents at Butler FMR will spend more than 40% of their total residency time taking care of patients in the ambulatory setting. Residents work in care teams throughout their 3 years and will set the standard for patient care and outcomes in residency training programs. Our residents will not only be part of the Butler community, they will be part of the fabric of all of Butler County. Most residents will spend two years in a longitudinal private practice setting where they will see patients two half-days per month. These practices are in rurally-designated areas where residents will make a significant impact on the lives of those patients and their community. For residents who are pursuing fellowships, they will be able to gear their longitudinal time towards endeavors and specialties that will advance that goal, such as Palliative Care or Sports Medicine.

Our Values

  • Compassion - We celebrate life, dignity and the value of human relationships
  • Trust - We are candid and honest
  • Integrity - We take responsibility for fulfilling the commitments that we make
  • Innovation - We seek opportunities to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people in our care
  • Quality - We consistently strive for excellence
  • Respect - We treat others as we would want to be treated
  • Service - We reach out to meet the needs of others
  • Stewardship - We cultivate the assets with which we have been entrusted

Where We Are

Butler FMR is located in Butler, Pennsylvania. We are located 30 miles north of Pittsburgh in central Butler County. We are a rurally-designated residency with quick and easy access to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Erie. Located within Butler County are Moraine State Park, the Butler-Freeport Trail, the North Country Trail, and the Lemieux Sports Complex, the training facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Residents have a plethora of housing options that fits their lifestyle. They can choose to live in a small town setting, such as Butler, Saxonburg, or Slippery Rock. They can choose to live in the Pittsburgh suburbs of southern Butler County. Or they can choose to live in the relaxing rural environs that make up much of beautiful Butler County.

Butler County is home to both high achieving public and private high schools. Higher education institutions in the area include: Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University branch campuses, Grove City College, Slippery Rock University, and the highest-ranked community college in Pennsylvania, Butler County Community College.

What We Are

Butler Family Medicine Residency (Butler FMR) is an innovative, cutting-edge residency program that puts patient-care at the forefront of training.

As a Clinic-First program, resident physicians maintain high continuity with their patients. Whereas the average FM resident only spends 13% of their total time in the office, residents at Butler FMR will spend more than 40% of their total residency time taking care of patients in the ambulatory setting. Residents work in care teams throughout their 3 years and will set the standard for patient care and outcomes in residency training programs. Our residents will not only be part of the Butler community, they will be part of the fabric of all of Butler County. Most residents will spend two years in a longitudinal private practice setting where they will see patients two half-days per month. These practices are in rurally-designated areas where residents will make a significant impact on the lives of those patients and their community. We provide significant elective time through all three years that will allow fellowship interested residents to gain adequate exposure to their future career goals.

Who Do We Look For?

We are looking for dedicated, hard-working, and personable people who have been called to Family Medicine and want to make an impact on the people and communities in which they serve.

Why Choose Butler FMR?

We understand the apprehension that one might have towards choosing a brand new residency program. But what some see as an obstacle, we see as an opportunity. With no senior residents to start with, interns will be mentored by friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced academic and community physicians. Our goal is to impart the Butler FMR values and knowledge right from the beginning, so that as our residents grow they can impart those same values and knowledge to the residents that follow. Our new residents and faculty will lay the foundation, with the goal of becoming a highly sought after, nationally-recognized program. If you’re looking to be part of an innovative, unique, and landscape-changing program, Butler Family Medicine Residency is the place for you.

For more information about our program, contact:

Joe Dougherty, MD, Program Director Joseph.Dougherty@butlerhealthsystem.org

Click here to download the Butler Family Medicine Residency brochure

Related Articles