Montgomery Family Medicine Residency
The Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program offers patients high-quality primary healthcare services and residents the educational environment in which to become successful physicians. The residency program, which shares the Primary Care Center facility with the already established Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program, offers a three-year curriculum to prospective residents from medical schools throughout the United States and the world.
The Baptist Health-sponsored program is academically affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Six residents are accepted into the program each year and receive training in every aspect of primary care. Residents are trained not only in adult medicine, but also in pediatrics, from newborns to adolescent medicine.
Family medicine is unique in that an emphasis is placed on the study of obstetrics. Those accepted into the program also gain experience in general surgery, orthopedic surgery and urology, along with training in areas such as critical care medicine, cardiology, neurology, gynecology, gastroenterology, and other sub-specialties.
Residents within the program begin training with the physician faculty and provide medical care to their already established patient clientele. Patients are seen by appointment in a typical private practice setting. Residents are assigned to groups of patients and are under the constant supervision of the residency faculty and attending physicians.
Patients from Montgomery and surrounding areas benefit from the program with trainees performing rotations in areas outside the Montgomery metro area.
The residency faculty consists of five practicing physicians including Dr. Samuel J. Saliba, director of the program, and the program's associate director, Tom Kincer, M.D. The program receives support from Baptist Health physicians who serve as the clinical faculty and are responsible for residents' rotations.
The Primary Care Center on Narrow Lane Road provides residents and patients with new technology and accomodations needed for a successful primary care facility. A state-of-the-art library with internet access and audio-visual equipment is available to enhance the learning experience of the trainees. X-ray and laboratory facilities, along with an in-house insurance and business office, make the facility self-sufficient and more convenient for the patient.
With the goal of enhancing the medical services of the people of Montgomery and surrounding areas, the residency program pledges a commitment to the community and its need for primary medical care.