Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our program.  We hope you will find the information on this site helpful in determining how well our program matches your interest.  We are a new, developing program with an energetic and commited core faculty.  University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center is located in the Cheverly suburb of Washington, DC.  It is a 300 bed, acute care, teaching hospital with a state-of-the-art Intensive Services Pavilion housing 10 operating suites, a 24-bed intensive care unit, two cardiac catheterization labs and a special procedures unit. The emergency department includes private acute-care treatment rooms, a six bed resuscitation area, an observation unit, two trauma rooms and a separate ambulatory/walk-in care area. All Labor and Delivery Rooms and Postpartum Units offer private accommodations.  Currently the hospital administration is finalizing plans for the construction of a new Regional Hospital Center slated for completion in 2018.

The Family Medicine Residency program is housed in our brand new Family Health and Wellness Center located adjacent to the hospital.  This facility offers a full range of outpatient services to newborns, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.  The Center offers 12 examination rooms, two procedure rooms, individual workstations for each Resident, spacious waiting room and support staff space, as well as state of the art telecommunication equipment in our conference rooms to allow didactic presentations with speakers outside the community.

The Greater Washington, DC area offers a wonderfully diverse population and Residents have the opportunity to work with a rich group of patients and medical issues across a wide spectrum ranging from the underservedto the medically sophisticated.  As to Resident life, Washington, DC offers it all.  Whether it’s the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, the neighborhood coffee houses or the trails along the C&O Canal, there is plenty to fulfill your own pursuit of wellness.  Sports teams, the Chesapeake Bay, art and every form of culture are right at hand.

Please browse the pages of our site.  We hope you like what you see.


From the Director

Welcome.  I am Dr. Stacy Ross, the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program.  We are a relatively new program which I have deliberately kept small (4-4-4) to give our Residents a uniquely personal and supportive educational experience.  As someone who has spent their professional life in this community – I maintained a full time Family Medicine private practice for years and was involved in a prior Family Medicine Residency program – I want to not only provide our Residents with the best medical education in Family Medicine possible, butprovide the benefit of that education to the improvement of the health of this community.

I am particularly proud of our brand new Family Wellness Center.  It is a full service Family Medicine clinic where our residents will learn as they treat patients from young to old and from simple to complex in their medical issues.  Our residents gain experience in a variety of environments which include our inpatient Family Medicine service, a variety of private practitioners’ outpatient offices in different specialites, Emergency services unit, Surgery service as well as pediatrics and obstetrics.

Our didactic sessions, held on a weekly basis, include a full spectrum of medical topics.  Guest speakers provide a diversity of information and views of medical treatment and practice.  These sessions also include Medical Students on their Family Medicine Rotations.  We challenge our residents and students in these sessions and encourage dialogue and discussion.  I have chosen to make our Behavioral Health and Community Health curriculum longitudinal so these topics are included in our didactic presentations.   We also have a Wellness curriculum, designed to encourage and support our Residents as they deal with the stresses and challenges of their training program.

Thank you for visiting our site.  I hope you will see my vision for our Program reflected in the information here.  Training competent, ethical, and knowledgeable professionals who serve our citizens well is my goal and my passion.

Sincerely,

Stacy Ross, MD