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About

Mission

The Capital Health Family Medicine Residency Program works to educate patient-centered, community-focused, and health system oriented family physicians as the future leaders of health care and well-being in our surrounding urban and suburban communities. We pay special attention to residents’ learning styles and overall well-being in the process. Our residency program takes pride in improving access and overall health services in Mercer County by expanding access to primary care, improving care coordination, and creating partnerships with the ethnically diverse local communities.

Overview

Academics – The residency has a structured three-year program incorporating traditional lectures and innovative didactics, including recorded lectures, monthly workshops, and simulations.

Hospital Training - Capital Health is a two-hospital system accredited by DNV GL - Healthcare with Magnet® designation for nursing care, a state-designated level II trauma center, a state-designated regional perinatal care center, a level III neonatal intensive care unit and numerous Joint Commission certifications, such as an advanced comprehensive stroke center.

Ambulatory Training – Capital Health Primary Care - Brunswick Avenue, located in Trenton, NJ, is newly renovated to create a welcoming, patient centered practice to care for the locally diverse community and businesses. The practice is a resident and faculty group practice which utilizes team-based care. Ancillary services, including pharmacy, behavioral health, and social work, provide comprehensive care to patients in all stages of life.

Community – Mercer County has an ethnically and culturally diverse population that is cared for at multiple sites by Capital Health. We will also work with organizations like Trenton Health Team, dedicated to the health and well-being of the greater Trenton community, and Homefront, devoted to ending homelessness.

Research – All residents will graduate with a peer-reviewed publication and/or scholarly presentation with faculty mentorship.

Resilience – Capital Health takes physician wellness seriously, with Wellness Committees within both the medical group and Graduate Medical Education Department and Carebridge services for all employees. Our schedule ensures built-in administrative time for residents to help prevent burn out. The residents will have two annual resident retreats.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – DEI is an integral part of both the education of our residents and our identity as health care providers. The Graduate Medical Education Department has representation on the Hospital Diversity Steering Committee as well as its own newly formed diversity, equity and inclusion subcommittee. Both the clinical and academic environment at Capital Health provides a safe space for patients, physicians, and colleagues alike to share, educate, and learn about these principles.