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  • ERAS: 1203200558
  • NRMP: 2248120CO

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital/Tufts University School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency!

Our first class of residents graduates in June 2023! This first cohort has helped to shape our new residency and, along with our faculty, has created a culture of inquiry and a supportive learning environment. In addition, we have partnered with residencies in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry to establish a teaching center that fosters high quality education across our health system network. We have 4 hours of dedicated education time each week that's also augmented by the wide array of educational resources and offerings available through our connections with HCA.

Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

The Family Medicine Residency at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a three-year program with eight residents per year for a total complement of 24. The program received its accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in May 2020.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 220-bed, acute-care community hospital that serves the seacoast region of New Hampshire as well as neighboring Maine and Massachusetts. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. The hospital is part of HCA Healthcare and is affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.

The goals of the program are to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive curriculum to develop compassionate, highly competent, patient-centric, and ethical family physicians
  2. Cultivate expertise in disease prevention, diagnosis and management of patients with a variety of conditions
  3. Promote the development of skills, knowledge, and abilities required to be proficient in the practice of family medicine
  4. Continually improve the quality of the healthcare we provide to patients.
  5. Provide residents with interpersonal tools that develop effective relationships with patients, families, medical personnel, and colleagues across the professional spectrum
  6. Foster a positive educational environment and a culture of learning
  7. Instill in residents the ability to impact public health through community education and to become advocates for disease prevention
  8. Graduate well-rounded physicians who successfully incorporate scholarly activity into their evidence-based practice
  9. Retain physicians we train in order to better serve our community

Get to Know the Team

Donald Raj Woolever, MD, FAAFP
Program Director

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Program Details

Important aspects of our program include:

  • Interactive didactic sessions integrating simulation center and non-lecture-based teaching
  • As a developing residency, residents impact the future of the residency and their training trajectory
  • A focus on developing primary care physicians for New Hampshire communities with skill sets to continue inpatient care or become hospitalist if desired.
  • Culture of team-based care with process improvement and quality improvement efforts to prepare residents for future practice.
  • Engagement with internal medicine and psychiatry peers in multidisciplinary approach to learning to reduce specialty silos.

Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Year Salary
PGY1 $64,438
PGY2 $66,373
PGY3 $68,370

We provide our residents with a comprehensive list of personal benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • $950 stipend for on-call meals for each resident
  • Daily $15 cafeteria credit
  • Medical benefits, dental and vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • CorePlus voluntary benefits
  • HCA 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Cell phone voice and data service
  • Educational materials
  • Professional membership dues
  • Conference and travel expenses


The family medicine residency program accepts 8 new residents each academic year.

Please see program eligibility and application requirements under the “how to apply” section of the website.

The family medicine residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME as of May 2020.

Most hospital rotations occur at Portsmouth Regional Hospital; however, residents complete their inpatient pediatrics rotation at Maine Medical Center and obstetrics rotation at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Residents complete their continuity clinic at Appledore Family Medicine or Goodwin Community Health.

Yes, family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry residents work together during hospital rotations, such as inpatient adult medicine, MICU, and ED.

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