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Family Medicine Residency Program

AccessHealth Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency is a 3-year, unopposed program and accepts 4 new residents annually.

Our program was founded in 2011 as one of the original 11 Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) sites.  THCGME is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and bases residency training in community-based settings such as a Federally Qualified Health Centers. Research has shown that physicians who train in rural and underserved communities during their residency are more likely to work in these areas after graduation and feel well qualified to meet the needs of these communities. Our program places a strong emphasis on outpatient family medicine, while also meeting the ACGME requirements for hospital-based rotations.

Core hospital rotations occur at Raleigh General Hospital, a Joint Commission accredited, 300 bed hospital in Beckley, WV.

The Program was originally accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). We currently have ACGME Continued Accreditation status.

AccessHealth Teaching Health Center is committed to the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based, primary health care and health education through innovative programs dedicated to community engagement, leadership, and excellence.

Teaching Health Center

AccessHealth (dba Community Health Systems, Inc.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in southern West Virginia. This is a nonprofit organization committed to providing comprehensive care to the citizens of Raleigh County and surrounding areas.

AccessHealth is a Level 3 NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home. The Health Center has continued to grow since its foundation in 1970. In addition to our original main hub, the Rural Acres Clinic, there are ambulatory clinics located in Beckley, Daniels, Mabscott, Glen Daniel, Princeton, Lochgelly, and Williamsburg, WV. Our services include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Health. We provide pharmacy services on site at our Rural Acres, Daniels, Mabscott, Glen Daniel, and Fayette Clinics. The Health Center includes a CLIA certified laboratory as well as ultrasound availability at AccessHealth Professional Medical Ultrasonics.

AccessHealth is the ACGME accredited Sponsoring Institution of the AccessHealth Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program.

Southern WV

AccessHealth is located in the southern part of West Virginia, in Beckley, WV. Beckley is a great location for those who love the outdoors. Our very own New River Gorge has been titled one of the newest National Parks to date in the United States. You will find some of the finest fishing, rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking in the entire eastern U.S. Just head into the New River Gorge, which is about a half hour from Beckley’s downtown. The nearby Glade Creek trail follows an old rail line through a beautiful creek canyon. The recently completed Summit-Bechtel Reserve is the BSA’s hub for national-level jamborees in the East. There are also excellent golf courses and if you like winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, Winterplace is nearby. You will quickly and easily see why our state has earned the nickname Almost Heaven.

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