At Mountainside Family Practice Associates (MFPA), our mission is to educate present and future members of the health profession while delivering high quality, cost effective health care to all we serve. We also strive to improve the health status of the communities we serve by enhancing their individual, physical and emotional well-being.
Mountainside Family Practice Associates is one of only three residency programs at Mountainside Hospital, allowing residents to receive unmatched opportunities during their training years. Our personalized approach to education allows our residents to obtain in-depth knowledge of family medicine while supporting their individual interests and needs. In conjunction with our affiliation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey — New Jersey Medical School, residents at MFPA become intimately involved in:
- Academically challenging rotations
- Research and scholarly activity
- Assessing and treating patients in the context of their families
- Understanding the impact of patients’ psychosocial issues on their overall health and well-being
- Teaching medical students and junior residents
- Providing educational and medical services to children, adults and geriatrics out in the community
- Employing real world practice management skills in the Family Practice Center
Our educational philosophy encompasses the belief that learning best occurs in a supportive environment geared to adult learners. At MFPA, residents and faculty are a close-knit group who work collaboratively for the benefit of patients, the community and each resident’s professional growth.
To benefit patients, residents receive up-to-date, ongoing evidence-based precepting geared to their knowledge and skill level. Each resident also receives timely and continuous feedback through video observation, videotaping and a real-time competency-based electronic evaluation system. To increase community medicine skills and community commitment, residents are also regularly involved in providing screenings, educational programs and medical services to our local departments of health, area nursing homes, local universities and public schools. MFPA also has an active home visit program for homebound patients who are unable to see a physician in the office. To ensure continued professional growth, a faculty advisor is assigned to each resident to function as a mentor. The advisor provides ongoing support and feedback while emphasizing long-term individual learning goals and objectives. This helps ensure that each resident’s educational needs are met, and that they have accomplished their academic goals upon graduation.
Residents at Mountainside Family Practice Associates receive broad, real world training in Family Medicine that prepares them for the challenges of our current health care environment. Contact our Residency Coordinator at (973) 259-3578 or email [email protected] to learn more.
A Welcome from the Department of Family Medicine Director.