Program Overview

The philosophy of the Portsmouth Family Medicine Residency is to support our residents in an environment that promotes expert, compassionate, and comprehensive care. We focus on treating the entire family and caring for the whole person - body, mind, and spirit.

‌ We believe that as a family physician you need to be a diagnostician, counselor, scientist, teacher, and friend, working as a part of your community. Our goal is to enable you to discover your unique potential as a healer. ‌

As the only residency in our progressive community hospital, our residents receive unparalleled education and experience in caring for a wide range of patients. From the ER to the ICU, neonates to hospice patients, and from common ailments to esoteric diagnoses, Portsmouth Family Medicine residents are at the forefront of patient care.

PFM is also in the unique position of having all of the advantages of being part of a nearby medical school, while concurrently benefiting from the guidance of our outstanding community faculty.

Our commitment to improving the health care of Portsmouth’s citizens is evident in our outreach activities. In this setting, our residents have ample opportunity to explore special interests. Our clinic has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at Level Three (highest level)  as outlined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).