Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Program


The Wright State University (WSU) Family Medicine Residency is a dynamic and exciting training program with unsurpassed innovation in education. We celebrate a long-standing commitment to community-based care and advocacy, and we put residents first in nurturing their wellness, personal growth, and leadership development.

Here is a sampling of what makes our residency exceptional:

  • Comprehensive family medicine training in an urban setting with onsite substance-use disorder, social worker, community health worker, and pharmacist support.
  • Cutting-edge outpatient care strategies including Centering Pregnancy group-based prenatal care and a dedicated Refugee Care pathway.
  • Advanced procedural training that includes cadaver-based experiences for all residents twice per year.
  • Second-to-none pediatrics training including dedicated inpatient and pediatric ED rotations at Dayton Children’s Hospital as well as a very large outpatient pediatric population at our family health center.
  • Fantastic scholarly and teaching opportunities within the Wright State University Department of Family Medicine—perfect for residents interested in academic medicine!
  • Active urban, underserved outreach opportunities including school-based medical care, homeless care, substance use care, and junior high and high school mentoring.
  • Unopposed, resident-led family medicine inpatient service within a large, award-winning, tertiary-care medical center, Miami Valley Hospital. This really is the best of both worlds for family medicine residents who wish to master inpatient medical care.
  • Longitudinal resident leadership curriculum with opportunity and faculty support to start MPH or MBA during residency.
  • Longitudinal wellness and resiliency training that includes “Tending the Flame” during the R2 year (similar to “Healer’s Art” for medical students).

Our faculty are kind, supportive and engaged with expertise in sports medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychology, geriatrics, hospitalist medicine, global health, refugee care, procedural training, medically-assisted treatment, and pharmacology.

Recent graduates of our program are highly recruited and highly successful in varied settings—suburban private practice, urban private practice, hospitalist medicine, academic medicine, sports medicine fellowship, hospice and palliative care fellowship, and medical leadership at the local, state, and national levels.

How to Apply

Applications for the residency program are being accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The residency is listed in ERAS as the Wright State University program in Dayton, Ohio. Students can link to the ERAS web site or check with the administrative offices of their medical schools for details.


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Melissa Clark, a 1999 graduate of the Boonshoft School of Medicine, was appointed chief medical officer for CCI Health & Wellness Services in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Boonshoft School of Medicine to begin Rural Family Medicine Residency Program

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Last edited on 10/29/2020.