Mission & History

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program is to train self-reliant, caring and competent family physicians. The family practice model of care is based on a holistic approach to health that integrates psychological, social, economic, and environmental determinants of health with biomedical factors.

Our residency program builds upon the comprehensive approach of family medicine with an emphasis on the particular needs of medically underserved communities.

In addition to learning how to effectively care for a diverse patient population, our residents are prepared to assume leadership positions within health care or to work in academic settings that address the needs of the underserved.

Our History

The Institute for Family Health’s Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program has been a leader in community-oriented primary care training since 1979. Created to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the Mid-Hudson region, the Program has trained and graduated more than 200 family physicians, many of whom remain in our community serving as teachers and role models. Our program’s training is clinically oriented with a strong emphasis on continuity care, hands-on learning and serving at-risk, underserved populations. We are proud of our strong connection to our community and the number of our graduates who remain committed to serving underserved communities throughout their careers.

The Institute for Family Health is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to increase access to high quality primary care services for medically underserved populations. The Institute, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) network, serves as the primary care training site for residents, medical students and other health professionals. It meets national standards for affordable, accessible, and comprehensive health care services, with accreditation from the Joint Commission and designation as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It has also won numerous national awards for the innovative use of health information technology in the service of the underserved.

The Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program provides unopposed training opportunities in a community-based hospital as well as three diverse primary care sites.