Family Medicine Residency at Baptist Memphis

In keeping with the three-fold ministry of Christ — Healing, Preaching, and Teaching — Baptist Memorial Health Care is committed to training physician leaders who understand the role that health systems and social disparities play in the lives of patients.

Our Family Medicine Residency, a collaboration between Baptist Memorial Health Care and Church Health, is an urban program dedicated to creating outstanding family physicians who have a commitment to providing care to patients and families from all walks of life. We emphasize our responsibility to bring expertise, compassion, and a deep understanding of social determinants of health to engage patients, provide exceptional care, and ensure well-being for the underserved in our community.

Baptist Memorial Medical Education offers residents the opportunity to experience Family Medicine, unopposed, at a large tertiary hospital serving the entire Mid-South region as well as at Church Health, the largest faith-based charitably-funded nonprofit health clinic in the nation.

In addition to traditional ACGME required elements, we have designed a unique curriculum that prepares young physicians to empower families and heal communities. All of our residents undertake three months of specialized training in health systems learning about systemic poverty and the impact it has on our patients. Residents have opportunities to learn from regional and national innovations in heath systems such as the Baptist Management System and Charitable Plan, Church Health Outreach Partners, the Memphis Plan, Perea Preschool, Dorothy Day House, Alcy Ball Foundation, and others as they prepare to become leaders in the community.

If this is the kind of family physician you aspire to become, come train with us!

Our Family Medicine Residency was awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) effective July 1, 2015. Each year, we will recruit six applicants to fill the available PGY-1 positions for the following July. 

Application Information

Residency Program Objectives and Principles

The objectives of the Family Medicine Residency Program are to develop skills in comprehensive Family Medicine care. The primary principles of Family Medicine, providing continuous, comprehensive and coordinated care to patients and their families and to the community, will be emphasized in the residency program rotation and curriculum schedule.

Benefits and Perks for Family Medicine Residents

As a Family Medicine resident at Baptist Memorial Health Care, you may be able to take advantage of a number of benefits and perks available to you. Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave are available, as well as fully-funded meals and professional leave for pre-approved meetings. View our benefits package.

In addition to the stipend information listed above, Baptist will provide a benefit package to include:

  • Health insurance coverage for resident and dependents to include spouse and children if applicable
  • Fully funded basic life insurance coverage for resident
  • Vacation / holiday compensation for up to twenty-three (23) days per academic year, non-cumulative
  • Educational leave for one pre-approved board-review meeting per resident including a travel reimbursement package
  • Fully funded long term disability coverage after thirty (30) days employment
  • Fully-funded meals provided through the Physicians’ Dining Room
  • Confidential counseling services
  • Additional benefits are also available, including additional life insurance, life insurance for spouse and children, accident insurance, and pet insurance

In addition to these benefits and perks, those considering the Family Medicine Residency Program explore Memphis life as well. Home to the blues, BBQ, FedEx and a large biotech community, Memphis, TN remains the distribution heartbeat of the Mid-South.

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Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Family Medicine Residency Contact Information

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Department of Graduate Medical Education

6019 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120