Welcome to the Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Family Medicine Residency website and a whole new way of looking at how the Family Medicine specialty is shifting to support the complex needs of our patients and community. We are an Initially Accredited ACGME (Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education) three-year FM residency program located in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago and one of Midwestern University / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions (OTPI). In addition to having Initial ACGME Accreditation, we have Initial ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Accreditation.
Following the Franciscan Health mission, and since its restructuring in 2012 and inaugural intern class of 2013, the Family Medicine Residency has continued to serve the community while learning about the role of the primary care physician of not just the future, but of the now. The base hospital is located just 30 minutes from Chicago and within 45 minutes of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, providing the residents with research, teaching, and mentorship opportunities, in addition to those outlined in the curriculum.
The meticulously structured curriculum is designed to combine the Osteopathic Recognition requirements and the FM ACGME requirements to be centered mostly on outpatient training, rather than the traditional hospital-based rotations. Consequently, our graduates will be better suited for keeping patients out of the hospital and encouraging maintenance of good health in outpatient clinics, while still being able to practice hospital-based medicine.
Residents come to our program from all over the country and have been welcomed by the seasoned teaching faculty of the hospital, Family Medicine department, and other specialties and subspecialties. The Franciscan Health Graduate Medical Education system is one of the largest community based training programs in the country and has been a teaching institution for decades. It continues to attract high quality prospective interns and residents.
We are pleased to introduce ourselves to you and have confidence that you’ll feel welcome, yet challenged, throughout your training if you choose to apply and subsequently gain acceptance to our program.
Looking forward to meeting you during the interview process!
K. Bewley-Thomas, DO, FAAFP