Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

All positions filled

The Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program has filled all of its available positions for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Baptist Memorial Health Care/Church Health Center Family Medicine Residency's mission is to provide high-quality family medicine resident education across clinical continuums. We will emphasize both the holistic approach to comprehensive individual health and the coordination and collaboration required across disciplines to improve outcomes for our diverse population. Our graduating family physicians will be prepared to practice the art of family medicine with joy and dedication, while mastering the science and technology of the evolving health care system to become leaders in advanced primary care practices for our community and nation.

As part of our unique health systems curriculum, residents will work with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Team and will learn the Baptist Management System. Residents will be taught the importance of the "Triple Aim"

  1. Improved patient outcomes
  2. Improved patient satisfaction
  3. Decreased costs

Residents will also be integrated into quality and patient safety projects at the Church Health Center. The Church Health Center's ongoing relationship with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will provide our residents with additional opportunities to obtain first-hand experience with an undisputed world leader in health care performance improvement.

The Church Health Center will deliver a family medicine residency that fully integrates resident education into the CHC Model for Healthy Living's seven areas of health care:

  1. Medical
  2. Nutritional
  3. Spiritual
  4. Psychological
  5. Exercise
  6. Vocation
  7. Relationships

About the Family Medicine Residency Program

Training Sites

Church Health Center

The Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program has formed a partnership with the Church Health Center, which provides health care for the working uninsured and their families and promotes healthy bodies and spirits for all.

The Church Health Center currently is located at 1210 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.

The Future at Crosstown

The Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program will relocate to a new building in 2016-2017. This facility will be housed on the ground floor of the 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown building, which will be the result of a $200 million Crosstown renovation project. In addition to housing our Resident Clinic and all primary care clinic space currently provided at the Church Health Center, the Crosstown building will also contain 260 apartments, a charter school, and will include such tenants as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Crosstown Arts, Gestalt Community Schools, Memphis Teacher Residency program, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Rhodes College. The outcome of this innovative project is that our residents will train in medicine alongside not only other health care providers, but also teachers and artists who engage the community in living a life well lived.

Brief Educational Rationale

The family medicine physician in this day and age must be able to provide high-touch, whole-person care, while also mastering a high-tech population and practice management through an integrated health care system. As a full-service hospital for adult illness and injury that offers a wealth of health care services including heart transplant surgery, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis has ample patients and medical staff, many of whom hold academic teaching appointments at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Inpatient training will be anchored by our teaching hospitalist team of both internal medicine and family medicine physicians at Baptist Memphis, with specialty care, including critical care medicine being taught by our group's specialists. A busy, urban emergency department will also provide residents with extensive patient care, supervised by both emergency medicine and family medicine physicians.

The program's campus home also includes resident offices, conference space, and a medical library. An advanced EHR system (Epic) and our institution's dedication to evidence-based, outcome driven care and process improvement will allow family medicine residents to master skills required to become leaders in our emerging health care models.

The program's outpatient home and continuity clinic will be the Church Health Center, a multi-specialty clinic serving the uninsured, working poor and their families in our community since 1986. The Church Health Center has been recognized nationally as a model for providing cost-effective, comprehensive care in a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

How to Apply

Our residency program will only accept applications through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS), and will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for match week in March 2016 to recruit our intern class beginning July 1, 2016.

Minimum Criteria

  1. Graduation from LCME or AOA school with
    1. USMLE Steps 1 and 2 scores 220 or above; Passing on Step 2 Clinical Skills.
    2. COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 480 or above; Passing on COMLEX 2 Clinical Skills.
    3. Will consider for application students with Step 2 Scores pending.
  2. International Graduates must have ECFMG certificate, and have passed USMLE, as above, along with Step 3 at 220 or above, and have US clinical experience.
  3. US Citizen or Permanent Resident Status (Green Card).
  4. Graduation from medical school must be within last the 5 years.


Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, annual Paid Time Off and Sick Leave are available, fully funded meals, and professional leave for pre-approved meetings. To view our 2015-2016 benefits package, click here [PDF, 145 KB].

Program Director

Anne L. S. Sullivan, M.D., FAAFP

Anne L. S. Sullivan, M.D., FAAFP, Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program DirectorAnne L. S. Sullivan, M.D., FAAFP, is a graduate of the University of Iowa (undergrad and MD). She completed her residency in Family Practice at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and San Pedro Peninsula Hospital and received CAQ in Adolescent Medicine in 2003. She began teaching in Family Medicine in 1997 at the University of Iowa and served as Program Director for an affiliated Family Medicine Program from 2009-2012. She currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and as Medical Director of Quality Programs for Baptist Medical Group in addition to her responsibilities as Program Director for our program. Her current clinical practice is with BMG's Family Physicians Group in the metro-Memphis area.

Contact Information


Department of Graduate Medical Education
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

6019 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 226-1350

Family Medicine Residency Handbook

Detailed information about this program is included in the Family Medicine Residency Handbook [PDF, 3.23 MB].