COVID-19 ALERT: For the latest COVID-19 updates from CVPH, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Champlain Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Plattsburgh, NY.

COVID-19 ALERT: Get the care you need, when you need it. Video visits are available and safety measures are in place for in-person visits to Primary Care and Specialty practices. Click here to learn more about the many care options available to you.

Does your program work with underserved populations?

The population served by the Family Medicine Center does include the underserved and disadvantaged in the Plattsburgh community.  Our inpatient team admits all the patients from the Family Medicine Center.

Does the residency clinic use an electronic medical record?

The Family Medicine Center uses an integrated electronic health record. All of the clinical documentation, labs, imaging, messaging and prescribing is done through the EHR.

What is the goal of your program?

Our goal is to train residents capable of practicing family medicine anywhere.

What makes this program unique from other Family Medicine residency programs?

We combine the close proximity of an academic medical center with a community hospital and family medicine center to create a comfortable, guided, training experience. Our real strength is in our faculty and staff. Our team works extremely well with all other services in the hospital.

What sorts of perks are offered?

Membership in the AAFP is paid for all residents. Residents receive a meal card allowance for working extended shifts, free parking, generous yearly continuing medical education funds and three weeks of vacation.

Is the University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital a good institution for residency training?

We are a thriving community hospital with a collegial atmosphere amongst all specialties and patient-centeredness at the heart of care. Faculty is dedicated to teaching and excellence in care.

Does your program have a Family Medicine Inpatient Service?

Yes. Our program has a family medicine inpatient service for the adult patients of our Family Medicine Center. Residents are supervised by internal medicine and family medicine faculty. Residents care for patients on general medicine floors, progressive care units and our open ICU during this rotation.  There are also regular teaching topics and scheduled simulation activities in our simulation center during the inpatient rotation.