Excellence in medical education has kept Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center at the forefront of health care in the New England region. All of our programs demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and dedicated support for research in a vibrant clinical environment. At Saint Francis, we offer a full range of treatments and services throughout our 617- bed multi-facility center.
A member of both the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC), Saint Francis provides outstanding educational experiences across the continuum of medical education and allied health education.
In terms of Graduate Medical Education (GME), Saint Francis offers residency and fellowship training programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dentistry, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, and MRI. The residency and fellowship programs are managed by outstanding educational leaders and monitored by our Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) under the guidance of our Chief Academic Officer / Designated Institutional Official.
In addition to the programs sponsored by Saint Francis, we have a strong and longstanding partnership with the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine, and provides training and clinical rotation for the medical students (90 per class) and more than 500 (130 FTE) residents/fellows in programs sponsored by UConn. The UConn Family Medicine Residency Program is based at the main Saint Francis Campus. More information on UConn GME programs is available at: http://gme.uchc.edu/index.html
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center – Residency and Fellowship Programs
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a fully approved, four-year program with four house officers at each level. The program is based at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. It includes four years of graduate education, including 47 months on obstetrics and gynecology and a one month rotation at the University of Connecticut Health Center (John Dempsey Hospital) in Farmington during the third year. Entry into the program at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is made at the first graduate year level through the National Residency Matching Program utilizing the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery is a one-year program based at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (SFHMC). SFHMC is a major urban tertiary referral center and teaching facility for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. All major subspecialties are represented at the medical center. Subspecialty programs compliment Fellowship programs in general surgery and internal medicine. This fellow training program offers the fully trained general surgeon an opportunity to acquire specialized training in the treatment of the diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. An in-depth exposure is offered in the medical and surgical management of patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. The fellow is exposed to a broad spectrum of benign and malignant colon and rectal pathologies. The fellow is expected to master the material as outlined in the core curriculum goals. Teaching responsibilities are shared between all teaching staff. The fellow spends time with each faculty member as dictated by the core curriculum and by the personal interests of the fellow. Dedicated time is reserved for didactic sessions and clinic (refer to conference schedule). For additional information, please visit www.colonrectalsurgery.com
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, and includes a credential in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery (PMSR/RRA). Our three-year program is highly regarded because of its well-rounded nature; high volume of surgical cases; hands-on approach; and approachable, well-trained attendings. This program provides a complete education where residents who graduate are not only skilled podiatric surgeons, but are also able start and run a successful private practice. The program has an affiliation with the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. There, senior residents spend two months acquiring hands-on exposure to the surgical treatment of complicated foot and ankle deformities with emphasis in the pediatric population. The Podiatric surgery residency program at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center began in 1990 and has been graduating well-trained podiatric surgeons each year since then. For more information, please call the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Office at 860 714-5911.
The General Practice Residency is fully accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, and conforms to the ADA Standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency. The dental department has a recently constructed, state-of-the-art dental facilities with a total of 17 operatories. We have a large supporting staff of clinical personnel, including hygienists, and clerical personnel. We have an in-house dental laboratory with a full-time dental laboratory technicians.