Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency

Residency Director: Kathryn Hoffmann, DO



Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency is a well-established, independent organization functioning as the ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institution for several graduate medical education programs. Our core family medicine residency is a 10-10-10 ACGME-accredited program with Osteopathic Recognition, providing both osteopathic and allopathic training, and our one-year advanced training programs in geriatric medicine, sports medicine, and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine are all ACGME-accredited. We also provide clinical education for medical students.

Family medicine is the only primary care core residency in our teaching hospital, so our residents can easily gain experience in all areas of inpatient and obstetrical care. Our family medicine program emphasizes full-spectrum training with preparation to incorporate comprehensive pregnancy-related care into independent practice.

We are located in Central Maine, in the capital city of Augusta, with additional practice sites approximately 20 miles north in the towns of Waterville and Fairfield, Maine. We are about a three-hour drive north of Boston, an hour north of Portland Maine, and about an hour from mid-coast Maine.

Our primary faculty, comprising MD and DO physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and a psychologist, offers a diverse range of clinical expertise and an unsurpassed enthusiasm for teaching. All are involved in teaching, caring for patients, and helping to coordinate our educational programs. Faculty physician certifications include family medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine, sports medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, integrative medicine, functional medicine, and addiction medicine.

MDFMR operates 6 clinical practices in collaboration with MaineGeneral Medical Center (3 family medicine and 3 specialty practices). At all practices, we emphasize care for structurally vulnerable segments of the community and thus are a major provider of prenatal care for uninsured individuals as well as a source of care for the large underinsured population, the chronically mentally ill, and individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

Two family medicine practices serve as the primary teaching sites for resident training, approximating family practice in the “real world.” Both practices serve various socio-economic groups, exposing residents to many types of insurance and managed care. The ambulatory care practices serve as models for developing strong working relationships between physicians and office staff. Residents work closely with RNs, LPNs, medical assistants, and clerical staff, and thereby learn the day-to-day logistics of running a practice.