Word from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. My goal and responsibility as a program director is to have a program where family physicians are compassionate and well trained for comprehensive practice, so that I can trust my own family to my graduates.
I am certain you will find us to be a unique residency program. Our structure allows residents to have the best of many worlds – access to practice in both urban and rural settings, teaching experience through our program’s work with medical students, and shared projects with university researchers at two major institutions. These opportunities are not usually available in smaller, more personal programs.
I would like to highlight some aspects of our residency program I am particularly proud of:
The intimate size of the program allows our residents to have a very individualized attention by the attendings. The small residency’s size also allows developing friendships and community bonds that residents have formed in and outside of the program.
Our program is completely unopposed and our residents have full access to all relevant sub-specialties, and work closely with hospitalists and ER physicians.
We developed a unique, theme-based didactic curriculum enhanced by longitudinal training in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Procedural Training, Behavioral Medicine, and Structured Research.
We have a 100% board certification passage rate and 100% fellowship acceptance rate!
I am also proud that we offer a Lifestyle Medicine residency curriculum through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine which will allow residents to become dual board certified (Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine) upon graduation.
Lastly, we not only focus on excellent education and patient care, but also strive to maintain physician well-being. We emphasize good work-life balance and have training and support for our physicians’ mental and physical health.
I have no doubts that here in Alma we are training family physicians who one day will be excellent clinicians and leaders within the community where they live and practice!
Arturas Klugas, M.D.