July 19, 2021
Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) is expanding its efforts to educate the next generation of healthcare providers. The hospital began the second academic year of its Graduate Medical Education program July 1, 2021, as an affiliate member of Tufts University School of Medicine. PRH has initial accreditation status for its three-year Internal Medicine Residency program, Family Medicine Residency program, as well as initial accreditation for its Psychiatry Residency program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
“This year, we welcomed 24 new residents to Portsmouth Regional Hospital – 10in internal medicine, eight in family medicine, and six in psychiatry. With this new class, our Graduate Medical Education program has a total of 41 residents,” stated Dean Carucci, chief executive officer of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s robust inpatient clinical capabilities as well as its comprehensive outpatient clinics are the underpinnings of a well-rounded residency. These foundational elements, coupled with Tufts University School of Medicine’s deep history and success in producing nationally recognized talent from its medical school programs, will benefit the residents of the Greater Seacoast for years to come.”
It is projected that the United States, and New Hampshire in particular, will have a critical shortage of physicians within the next 10 years*. This residency program will help to meet the demand for physicians in New Hampshire and the Seacoast community. Graduates from PRH’s program may choose to pursue a variety of career paths – additional sub-specialty training, hospital-based internal medicine, office-based primary care internal medicine, office-based family care medicine, or a combination of these.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a tertiary center for cardiology, cardiac surgery, trauma, neurosciences, and critical care services on the Seacoast of southern Maine, northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The daily census of hospital patients will provide residents with a broad and varied inpatient clinical exposure.