Welcome to Fitchburg Family Medicine!

Our program continues its tradition of providing superior Family Medicine residency training in the North Worcester County area as it has for nearly 30 years. 
Here are a few highlights about our innovative program:

  • UMass is ranked as one of the top 10 academic centers for Primary Care.
  • Our residency is community-based.
  • We recognize the importance of family and quality of life for our residents.
  • We are dually accredited by the ACGME and by the AOA.
  • Our health center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. We are very excited that our
    new health center building is currently under construction and will open in the coming year.  Learn more
  • Our Behavioral Health Department is nationally recognized.

I hope that you will decide to apply to our program. Please take advantage of the information our website offers and feel free to contact me anytime for more information. (read more).

James Ledwith, MD
Residency Director


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Want to see our residency from the insider's perspective? Click to watch a brief (about two minutes) video clip!


Check out our Global Health Track blogs about our Winter 2014 trips to Nicaragua! Read Stephanie's
PGY-3 blog, and Noah's PGY-2 blog with Cassandra's PGY-1 blog on the way!

Five-Year Accreditation Awarded by AOA: We are humbled and pleased that our residency was just awarded the maximum five-year accreditation granted by the AOA (American Osteopathic Association) upon completion of their 2013 site visit. Thanks to all faculty and staff who were instrumental in this process!

UMass Ranked # 9 in Primary Care! Read all about it in the latest 2013 rankings from US News and World Report's annual Best Graduate Schools issue!

HealthAlliance Again Named "Most Wired":
HealthAlliance Hospital has once again been named to the prestigious list of "Most Wired" hospitals in the country. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey and the sixth consecutive year that HealthAlliance Hospital has received a Most Wired Award.

HealthAlliance Rated Safest MA Hospital: HealthAlliance Hospital rated highest in patient safety
scores according to a new survey in Consumer Reports magazine. Read all about it

Our Admissions Blog: Prospective applicants can keep up with Michael Smith's
Admissions blog for all the latest info about our academic programs and curricular innovations