Family Medicine

Program Overview



As the largest program in the country, we are proud of our storied tradition. Our graduates practice full service family medicine in nearly every state across the U.S. and in numerous countries around the globe. They serve their communities in a vast array of practice settings such as rural, suburban, international, inner city and academic. JPS graduates are proven leaders in their communities at local, state, and national levels.

JPS is known for unparalleled clinical experience and procedural training. In addition, rigorous academic instruction has resulted in record scores on the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination each of the past nine years.

We are passionate about the future. Over the past 10 years we have led the nation in residency curriculum innovation to meet the needs of the communities our graduates serve. We have focused on expanded, resident-driven individualized curricular tracks. As a participant in the P4 initiative (Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice) and ACGME Length of Training Pilot, we are excited to be contributing to the change in family medicine education, including our optional fourth year track to obtain specialized training in the areas of the resident's choosing. We believe a personalized approach to resident education will produce the best physicians.


  • JPS trains more family medicine physicians than any other program in the U.S.
  • JPS residents care for the medically underserved across the globe and locally through our innovative street medicine track.
  • Our large, diverse patient population allows training in complex and multiple disease processes.
  • JPS is the national leader in procedural training and is known for an outstanding academic curriculum.
  • JPS offers unparalleled clinical experience in the stabilization and treatment of complicated cases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. All resident health centers are recognized as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
  • Our International Health Clinic gives you the opportunity to treat refugees from around the world.
  • JPS has the nation's premier family medicine, four-year, advanced Maternal Child Health track.
  • You'll get the opportunity to contribute to our outstanding research reputation.
  • JPS offers Sports Medicine and Geriatric fellowships, as well as fourth-year training in rural medicine, obstetrics, advanced procedures, global medicine and Advanced Rural-Global Medicine and Surgery (ARMS).
  • JPS is a nationally recognized education innovator as an ACGME Length of Training Pilot and P4 initiative participant.

The broad base of knowledge and well-rounded experience you get at JPS gives you the flexibility to choose what type of medicine you practice and where. These are just some of the areas and procedures in which you can look forward to exceptional training:

  • Trauma and critical care
  • Operative obstetrics
  • Street medicine with homeless outreach
  • Ultrasound
  • Advanced airway and ventilator management
  • Endoscopy & bronchoscopy
  • Central and arterial line placements
  • Arthrocentesis, paracentesis, thoracentesis & chest tubes
  • Cardiovascular diagnostics
  • EPIC
  • Practice management
  • Tropical medicine
  • HIV
  • Behavioral Health
  • Street Medicine
  • Adolescent Health
  • Leadership and ethics