Clinical Curriculum

Southern Ohio Medical Center offers the resident a challenging and stimulating environment through the Family Practice Residency Program. Located in the small town of Lucasville, Ohio, the program provides medical care for a population of more than 4,000 rural residents. This is a rare opportunity to see first-hand the facets of family practice that foster independent thinking, effective management principles and the delivery of quality medical care.

The program is approved by the AOA for 15 positions. The residents are supervised by Terry Johnson, DO, SOMC FP Program Director, a clinical associate professor of family practice and an assistant dean with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUCOM) and the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE). Under Dr. Johnson's direction with the resources of SOMC in the neighboring city of Portsmouth, residents have access to the expertise of CORE faculty members from across the spectrum of medical specialties including general and specialty internal medicine, critical care, general and selective surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics, radiology, emergency medicine, behavioral medicine, obstetrics and gynecology.

The program is certified through the Program and Training Review Council of the American Osteopathic Association, and recently received a five-year certification.