Greetings from the Director of Medical Education/ Designated Instituitional Official

John C. Welch, Jr., DO, FACOFP, FAAFPWelcome to Graduate Medical Education at Guthrie Lourdes. We are excited that you are searching for more information about our programs. Guthrie Lourdes has been fostering the education of the next generation of caregivers for over 30 years, starting with our Podiatric Residency Program. In 2015, the Family Medicine Residency program was launched to provide ambulatory education to a much needed facet of healthcare providers. We were delighted to add an Internal Medicine Residency in 2023 to focus on the inpatient experience. Additionally, we host medical students from SUNY Upstate Medical University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Though we are a community hospital, our programs are robust with over 100 faculty members dedicated to inspiring our learners. The vast majority of our residents' educational experiences are unopposed, and they often find themselves in one-on-one training opportunities with their attending physician. We are proud of the academic culture we have created and strive to ensure our residents and students have everything they need to be successful, including our utmost support. The well-being of our learning caregivers is paramount, as we truly believe that one should be of sound mind, body, and spirit to provide the best care possible.

I invite you to learn more about our programs and see for yourself how we can be an essential part of your future success.

John C. Welch, Jr., DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
Director of Medical Education/Designated Institutional Official

Greetings from the Manager of Lourdes Graduate Medical Education

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our residency programs at Guthrie Lourdes.

As GME Manager I am dedicated to supporting the residents, faculty, and staff of our programs. I am committed to the demonstration of our core values: patient-centered care, teamwork, and excellence.

I take every opportunity to listen and work with our faculty and residents to continually improve our programs and offer an exceptionally well-rounded, and nurturing academic experience.

I am thankful to have the opportunity to support our residents in all aspects of their training and watch them develop into competent, compassionate, and autonomous physicians. I invite you to explore what our programs have to offer for your next phase of education.

Lisa A Bronson
GME Manager, Podiatric Residency Coordinator

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Lourdes Hospital focuses on providing a high-quality, patient-centered approach to medicine and prepares residents to practice competently in diverse practice settings.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lourdes Hospital is a 6-6-6 program focused on providing a broad base of medical knowledge in Internal Medicine and to graduate well rounded, compassionate and independent internists.

The Podiatry Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at Lourdes Hospital provides the necessary requirements for Board Qualification and Board Certification for American Board of Podiatric Medicine and American Board of Podiatric Surgery as approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.