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Family Medicine Residency


 “I looked all over the country at residency programs and chose MMC for the well-rounded curriculum and the unique opportunity to work in a tertiary care center that also serves as a community hospital here in southern Maine.  Since arriving here, I'm continuously impressed by both the professional and personal qualities of the other residents and by the flexibility the program offers to pursue individual career interests during the 3-year training.”

                                                                                    Ted Wissink, M.D.

"I was extremely fortunate to have matched at my first choice residency program.  I knew that MMC's family medicine program was my first choice as soon as I spent time here as an "acting intern" and I had the chance to see how truly happy the residents were.  In addition, I could see that it provided the right balance of vigorous inpatient training with an uninterrupted continuity clinic experience.  Throughout all three years.  Now, as I approach the end of my triaining, I realize that I could not have made a better choice.  Not only did my original perceptions remain true, but I feel more than prepared to launch my career in a small community hospital practicing both inpatient and outpatient family medicine."

Lisa Miller, M.D.

"Drawn to the outstanding teaching and striking caliber of faculty and residents, the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program impressed me from the start. Education is a priority here and teaching occurs regularly during morning and afternoon reports, dedicated didactic lecture time, mandatory precepting as well as in the informal setting of day to day interactions. Family Medicine is very well respected at MMC and has a proud history of being an integral part of both the hospital and community.  Our strong emphasis on primary care excellence in the inpatient and outpatient settings, combined with the volume and acuity of being the states premier tertiary care center combines the best of both community and academic training. Working with specialists and residents from the other residencies at MMC enriches our experience and we teach each other as colleagues and friends. Our patients in the two clinic sites are varied and unique: a fascinating blend of underserved, international/refugee, urban and suburban backgrounds, again broadening our exposure. Continually inspired by the great talents and enthusiasm of fellow residents and faculty, I find it is the people and the energy of the program that makes it unparalleled. Working, playing and living in Portland and calling Maine home only adds to the strength of the program and the fact that we are happy here.  I am proud to call Family Medicine my specialty and feel honored to be part of the MMC residency program."

Morgen Buehner, M.D.



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