Training today's family physicians for tomorrow

Welcome to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. At our program you will be exposed to cutting edge technology and specialty rotations at our large academic hospital, while concurrently receiving community-based training at our unopposed community based hospital, Ohio State University - East. Furthermore, pediatric training happens through our partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital, a nationally-renowned pediatric health system. Our program ensures you have the training and support to be well-prepared for any type of practice in the future.

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There are two outpatient centers where our residents see family medicine patients. The Thomas Rardin Family Medicine Center is located next to the Ohio State campus, which provides a mixture of underserved care along with serving faculty and students from the university. Our other outpatient office is Carepoint East, which is located just outside of Downtown Columbus and has an urban setting, serving a larger proportion of the underserved population. First year residents all have the same curriculum and rotations, while second and third year residents work out of their primary outpatient clinics. While more alike than different, differences between training locations can be found via the links to the left

Both locations offer an excellent training environment to learn full-spectrum, patient-centered primary care. All residents attend didactics weekly at Rardin. Residents in either track have the opportunity to pursue their MBA or MPH at Ohio State during their residency training in the academic focus. The program is in complete compliance with the ACGME duty hours rules.

Mission, vision and values

Mission, vision and values


The mission of The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency Program is to prepare residents for the exemplary practice of family medicine. We are committed to meet the physical, mental, social and spiritual healthcare needs of our patients. We are dedicated to providing an environment supportive of life-long learning and professional development. Towards these goals we are committed to modeling the highest standards of patient care, teaching and research.


  • Create a diversified learning environment
  • Develop a "reflective practice" model for life-long learning
  • Foster a culture that values patient care, education and research equally


We are compassionate and sensitive to the values of our patients, their families, our community and each other.

We constantly look for ways to deliver the highest quality healthcare to our patients and community and the highest quality education to our learners.

We value differences and respect the dignity of each person.

We work together to accomplish the education and training goals of the Ohio State Family Medicine Residency Program.

We are committed to the needs of the profession, community, patients, staff, students, residents and faculty.

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