Family Medicine Residency Mission

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The mission of the Owensboro Health / University of Louisville Family Medicine Residency program is to provide residents with a comprehensively structured cognitive and clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional family physicians. 

The Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to the following goals:

  • To train and develop outstanding physicians who have excellent clinical and communication skills. 
  • To encourage personal growth and develop doctors with humanitarian and leadership qualities who are active in their communities. 
  • To understand the diverse communities in which we work and practice, and develop the attitudes and skills necessary to deliver quality care to these populations. 
  • To emphasize patient dignity, to enhance the patient-physician relationship, and to include patients as partners in their care. 
  • To educate family physicians within a broad scope of practice enabling them to provide care throughout the life cycle. 
  • To help physicians easily access and navigate electronic medical references for practice guidelines, answers to clinical inquiries, and the latest evidence-based medicine. 
  • To educate family physicians in the proper use of consultants, and to coordinate services for integrated patient care. 
  • To fully integrate family physicians into multi-disciplinary health care teams. 
  • To teach physicians how to practice medicine efficiently in preparation for future practice including office management, reimbursement, use of electronic health record and teamwork. 
  • To teach learners how to become teachers, how to best educate their colleagues and patients, and how to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • To prepare physicians to become lifelong learners.