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Director's Welcome

The Temple University Hospital Northwest Community Family Medicine Residency program was established after the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in 2019. The program has moved in its entirety and is now functioning within the hospital network of Temple University. We continue the program's legacy, well-known for academics, teaching, and clinical excellence. The Family Medicine Residency program's duration is three years, with seven residents per year. Starting during the first year, our residents assume progressive responsibility for patient care as they advance through training. Our graduates pursue careers in primary care at private and academic institutions as well as through fellowships in sports, geriatrics, palliative care, and sleep medicine, to name a few.

Residents gain experience in multiple care settings throughout the urban Philadelphia area, providing them an opportunity to care for patients from diverse populations. Our residents rotate on our family medicine inpatient service at Chestnut Hill Hospital and rotate as peers at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, which combined offers excellent, unique, well-rounded, and comprehensive education and training.

Our residents provide care at two outpatient office sites, which have received NCQA recognition as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Our primary office site is in vibrant Manayunk, where residents will build their panel of continuity patients under the supervision of Drexel's family medicine faculty. Our residents also attend primary care sites in Wyncote, as well as in our Student Health office located on Drexel University's main campus.

Residency program faculty are also faculty of the College of Medicine. They have a wide range of professional interests and expertise including medical informatics, medical humanities, care of the underserved, geriatrics, palliative care, adolescent, women's health, and sports medicine. The Family Medicine Residency endeavors to promote critical thinking and self-learning skills through a variety of clinical rotations, research opportunities, and a structured conference schedule. We value education and scholarship and we emphasize evidence-based medicine at the point of care. Our mission is to develop well-rounded physicians who have identified their passions and are ready to work in any setting they choose.

We look forward to helping you become the best family physician you can be!

Janet Cruz, MD, FAAFP
Program Director


Munish R. Bakshi, MD
Associate Program Director