Message from the Program Director
I am pleased that you are considering the Family Medicine Residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. We are located in Northeastern Indiana and have been providing residency education since 1972. Fort Wayne Medical Education Program's Family Medicine Residency is the only dually ACGME / AOA accredited family medicine residency in Indiana and with maximum accreditation, and the program received ACGME Osteopathic Recognition July 1, 2015. With over 1000 patient beds we are one of the largest unopposed residencies in the US, providing an abundance of clinical pathology, patients, and learning opportunities. The Family Medicine Clinic is a State of the Art 21,000 square foot clinic with four dedicated procedure rooms and Electronic Medical Record system, where residents and faculty train and practice. Fort Wayne Medical Education Program's Family Medicine Center is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Level 3 is the highest recognition provided by NCQA. Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is one of the largest community-based medical education consortia in the US with all hospitals and the Fort Wayne Medical Society as partners. We are a full spectrum medical education and research foundation providing medical student rotations, Family Medicine Residency training, visiting resident training, CME (continuing medical education) in all specialties, and primary care community-based research.
The Fort Wayne Family Medicine Residency is committed to providing you with the optimal clinical training, with multiple opportunities to develop skills for a variety of practice environments. The faculty, staff, and I welcome the opportunity to show you what we offer for this next critical phase of your medical training.
Zachry L. Waterson, DO, FAAFP Family Medicine Residency Director Director of Osteopathic Medical Education
The mission of FWMEP is to educate physicians for both the present and future of healthcare. We commit to serving our learners, patients, employees, and community with respect, compassion, and continual pursuit of academic and clinical excellence.
Fort Wayne Medical Education Program provides exceptional, synergistic, and enduring value to our Sponsoring Hospitals and the Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation. FWMEP is the regionally preferred choice of residency which medical students seek, diverse patients choose, and healthcare personnel and educators want to work. Internally, all FWMEP employees can state, “I am educating physicians and creating trusted, safe, quality healthcare for myself and my loved ones.” Externally, FWMEP is recognized by the interprofessional healthcare community as a program of excellence for physician education, life-long learning, and research to promote, preserve, and restore health for our patients and community.
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