About Us

Meritus Family Medicine Residency is the only rural program in the state of Maryland, and is situated in a community just 70 miles from Washington, DC and Baltimore. Residents care for continuity patients in a brand new 17,000 square foot clinic facility. Residents are the only graduate medical trainees working in this community-based hospital, which is a level three-trauma center and additionally houses a newborn special care unit.

Watch as our faculty discusses what makes our program special.

The residency is designed to develop family physician leaders, and provide an individualized approach to crafting the leadership and educational journey for each resident. Resident wellness and an emphasis on community and population health are fundamental to training and serving Washington County. The goal is to prepare residents for a wide variety of possible roles, as they progress on their own path and write their own story as a family physician.

Key Distinctions

  • Only rural FM program in M.D.
  • 18 residents (6-6-6) training program
  • New program - July 2019
  • 277 bed facility
  • Level III trauma center
  • Level II Special Care Nursery (NICU)
  • Flexible curriculum
  • Focus on community integration
  • Only residency program at hospital
  • Osteopathic training for D.O.s and M.D.s

Take a virtual tour of our New 17,000 square foot Facility below:

Burnside Bridge- Antietam Battlefield

We are currently a new and growing program, having received our AOA accreditation in 2015 and ACGME accreditation in 2019. Our first class of residents began their journey in July of 2019 and would love to connect with potential applicants to share their experiences. We see such positive potential in being a new program, without any legacy to challenge, and we seek residents who desire to help design and craft their residency experience.