Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency
Residency Director: James Schneid, MD
Our residency program was first accredited in 1973 and is the oldest family practice residency program in New England. We affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School in 1979 and were incorporated as the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency (MDFPR) in 1980. Our second medical school affiliation agreement was signed with the University of New England in 1994.
We are a 27-resident program with nine residents in each year's class. Since 1980, we have been supported primarily by Kennebec Valley Medical Center (KVMC) in Augusta and Mid-Maine Medical Center (MMMC) in Waterville, two hospitals which merged to become MaineGeneral Medical Center in July 1997. We have two family practice centers. Our larger center is in Augusta, where 18 residents are based. Our second practice where nine residents are located is three miles from the Waterville MaineGeneral Campus. Our goal is to produce family practitioners who are concerned with and thoroughly schooled in the effective delivery of comprehensive medical care to rural communities.
Our faculty includes MD and DO physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, a medical sociologist, a psychologist, and an administrator. All are involved in teaching, caring for patients, and helping to coordinate our educational programs. Faculty physician certifications include family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. In 2003, we received accreditation for a one-year geriatric fellowship training program.
Residents of our program are the only house staff at our sponsoring hospital in Maine. Graduates practice throughout Maine, the United States, and abroad, primarily in small town and rural settings.