Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine Residency Program! (Or at least our web-site).
I am John Gazewood, and have been the Residency Program Director since January, 2007. I have been a family doc since 1987, when I graduated from Vanderbilt and went to Missouri for my residency. After residency, I practiced full spectrum family medicine for 5 years in a small town in East Tennessee. I caught the “teaching bug” and went back to Missouri where I completed a geriatric and faculty development fellowship. I joined the faculty at UVA in 1997, and along with my wife, 4 children, and assortment of pets are happily ensconced in “C’ville.”
This is an exciting time for Family Medicine, as our nation will, whether through implementation of the ACA or the efforts of health payers and advocates for Primary Care, look towards Family Medicine for solutions to control cost, increase access and improve quality. Our department continues on the journey towards becoming a true patient-centered medical home, implementing a robust EMR, team care, and this year partnering with Dartmouth Clinical Microsystems to move our clinical care to “the next level.” I think this is going to be a great ride, and one that will make for a great learning experience for our residents!
I am very enthusiastic about the team of educators who work with me in the residency. Karen Maughan serves as Assistant Residency Director – she has been involved with residency education for over 15 years. Together with our clinical psychologists, Claudia Allen and Ted Sedliecki, we bring over 35 years of combined residency education experience and a lot of devotion and energy to the residency program. Our coordinator, Annie Copeland brings over 12 years of experience in residency administration. Tracie Bell, our assistant coordinator also has extensive experience in residency administration. With this team, and the rest of our faculty, residents, and staff, our vision is to take an excellent residency program and to make it even better.
Many of our residents want to gain added competency in specific areas within Family Medicine. To meet this need, we have implemented optional tracks, including a Women’s Health Track, a Maternity Care Track, a Global Health and Leadership Track and a Scholarship and Teaching Track, as well as tracks in Geriatrics and Palliative Care and in Sports Medicine. We continue to offer training in a wide range of outpatient procedures, including colposcopies and vasectomies.
Our program is among the best in the country, and a great place to continue your training. What we treasure most about our department is the spirit of collegiality, shared purpose and joy we bring to our mission of service - we really enjoy working with each other! We have a dynamic, talented and diverse faculty, outstanding residents and staff, excellent clinical programs, and a wonderful place to live. We are constantly striving to improve the care we provide our patients, the training we provide our residents, and how we work together and care for each other.
We hope you will consider joining us in our pursuit of excellence and help us achieve our vision:
We will change the way people think about health:
We will change the way people deliver health care:
We will change the way people care for themselves.