Rural Residency Program – Rumford, ME
At the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program, the only rural track in New England, students train at the Central Maine Medical Center, a community teaching hospital, for PGY-1. The program has a 1:1 faculty-to-resident ratio, with an apprenticeship model of education. The program features opportunities for greater “real-world” experience, greater continuity of care, a focus on obstetrics and procedures, and the ability to better tailor curriculum to individual needs because of a variety of different learning experiences. This small program requires mature, self-directed learners, but provides greater opportunities to initiate improvements.
Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residents may train at Rumford Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital.
Rumford Hospital, a member of the Central Maine Medical Family, is a 25-bed critical access hospital. It provides comprehensive primary care and also offers sophisticated diagnostic services, including CT scanning, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. The hospital offers medical-surgical nursing services, a birthing center, women’s health services and ambulatory surgery. Our Swing Bed program provides care for patients who need skilled nursing services. RH also maintains a 24-hour emergency department and staffs an Intensive Care Unit.
Through its affiliation with Central Maine Medical Center, RH offers specialty clinics with doctors who specialize in orthopedics, oncology, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, and nephrology. RH also offers an array of education and wellness and prevention services, including LifeStrides, a cardiac rehabilitation program. With the latest diagnostic equipment, a multi-site primary care group practice, and clinical connections with CMMC, Rumford Hospital is able to offer western Maine residents comprehensive care.