Family Medicine Residency Program



We invite you to begin your residency journey in a friendly, dynamic and family-oriented environment. Meritus Health, the largest healthcare system in Western Maryland, serves as a leader in growing our community health and wellness. Our family medicine residents have the opportunity to receive instruction from our dedicated faculty, as well as from a broad spectrum of engaging specialists.

Meritus exists to improve the health of our community by providing the best healthcare, health services and medical education. The mission of the MFMRP is to empower resident physicians along their journey of healing to serve out community with love, and to grow through our commitment to compassion, teamwork, innovation and excellence.



  • Only rural family medicine program in Maryland
  • 18 residents (6-6-6) training program
  • 327 bed facility
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Level II Special Care Nursery (NICU)
  • Flexible curriculum
  • Focus on community integration
  • Osteopathic training for D.O.s and M.D.s
  • Required education on nutrition and metabolic endocrinology
  • Integrated Point of Care Ultrasound training
  • Team-based grant application available to each class

Stories are at the core of our training program. Listening to, attesting and validating the stories of individuals are things our clinicians do every day. Honoring and respecting each other as colleagues, patients, doctors and community members brings an unparalleled richness to our lives. Both differences and similarities remind us of the wonder of life and what it is to be human. Engaging with the story of our community and our own role within it helps us to reflect on life in the context of service to others. It allows us to celebrate our strengths, honor fortitude in the face of adversity, and recognize where there is still work to be done.

What story will you bring to our team? How will you find meaning here? How will you impact, and be affected by, this community? These are the stories we are waiting to write and invite you to join the journey with us! Click here to learn more about our mission, vision, goals and program aims. 

Take a tour of our 17,000 square foot facility!

Resident Day 2023 Group   Cropped


  • PGY-1 $60,000
  • PGY-2 $61,500
  • PGY-3 $63,000

Up to $2,000 which is considered taxable income.

Located within 70 miles from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Drive to the heart of either city in little over an hour or catch a regional rail 18 miles from Hagerstown.

  • Affordable housing ranging from $800 - $1200/month for a single bedroom apartment/townhouse.
  • Year round outdoor activities including historical sites, national parks, vineyards, skiing, hiking and biking trails.

Residency Map

Learn more about Washington County and Hagerstown here.

Virtual Visitors Guide

CME stipend of $3,600 (total for the entire residency period, not per year) toward medical education, text books, conferences CME, medical equipment, board prep, examination costs or other approved expenses.

Multiple free conferences/grand rounds from renowned regional medical professionals are offered.

  • Free parking
  • Food allowance - $200/month. Lunch provided during weekly didactic seminar and ground rounds
  • 401K with automatic 3% employer contribution
  • Paid membership to AAFP, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and Maryland Medical Society
  • Access to medical staff office and benefits
  • Corporate discounts to many local businesses including: OneLife Fitness, AT&T, Sprint and more.

The Heath System will purchase two lab coats, embroidered with the name of the Resident.