Family Medicine Residency Program Overview
Our Family Medicine Residency Program is co-sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and the Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee. We are an Urban/Suburban program that is dedicated to creating outstanding family physicians with a commitment to providing care to patients and families from all walks of life. We emphasize our responsibility to God and our community to assist the less fortunate among us by offering each individual innovative care following best practice models to achieve and maintain the highest standards. To that end, our program curriculum includes requirements, as well as additional opportunities, for volunteer and leadership activities including the Crisis Stabilization Unit, addition medicine (AA, NA, Al-Anon, SLAA), Serenity House, and Grace House.
To get an in-depth look at the details of the Family Medicine Residency Program, view our program handbook.
Our Family Medicine Practice (FMP)
The Family Medicine Practice (FMP) / Continuity Clinic for our program is currently located at 1115 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104. Our FMP contains nine (9) patient exam rooms, a waiting room with separate child play area, lab with technician, precepting room, resident/faculty work area, and conference room. This facility also utilizes nurses, nurse practitioners, and office staff. This facility is housed in the Wellness building of Church Health; an 80,000 square foot building located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center. Church Health Wellness provides a safe, climate controlled facility for the community. Memberships are available on a sliding scale based on family size and income. Programs offered at the Wellness Center include:
- Exercise and Nutrition Planning
- Expansive Exercise Equipment Area
- Racquetball and Basketball Courts
- Walking Track
- Therapeutic Pool Classes
- Group Exercise Classes
- Pilates Mat and Reformer sessions
- Health Education
- Diabetes Education
- Smoking Cessation
- Nutrition Education Classes
- Healthier Cooking Demonstrations
The Family Medicine Residency Program at Baptist Memorial Health Care/Church Health was awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) effective July 1, 2015. Each year, we will recruit four applicants to fill the available PGY-1 positions for the following July.
The FMP will relocate to a new building in early 2017. This facility will be housed on the ground floor of the newly renovated 1.5M square foot Sears Crosstown building which will be the result of a $200M Crosstown Renovation project. In addition to our Family Medicine Residency Program, the Crosstown building will also contain 260 apartments, a charter school, and will include such tenants as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Crosstown Arts, Gestalt Community Schools, Memphis Teacher Residency program, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Rhodes College.