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Community Outreach

Residents volunteeringHere at Abington Family Medicine, we provide health care to a diverse patient population, seeing patients of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities. In addition to providing care to members of our community who are underserved, including the homebound, the family medicine residency program has a strong tradition of community outreach and involvement. Our program has a resident-run volunteer and advocacy committee who plan opportunities to volunteer.

Recent volunteer opportunities include:

  • Abington High School Career Chatter
  • Beds for Kids
  • Education/mentorship
  • Holiday Families
  • One House at a Time
  • Suboxone

School Health Services

Dr. Fidler is the medical Director for Bryn Athyn College Student Health Services and a consulting physician for their Sport Medicine Services. The Abington Family Medicine Residents provide one session per week of student health services at Bryn Athyn College and provide sideline coverage for the home hockey games.

Dr. Fidler also provides school district physician services for Jenkintown, Wissahickon, and Upper Moreland. She and several residents provide routine school physicals and pre-participation physicals for school students. The residents provide sideline coverage for Jenkintown High School Football as well as medical coverage for community charity run.

Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Resident with xrayEvery winter, the residency program sends a group of doctors to Santiago, Dominican Republic for a week-long medical mission.

Residents on medical missionWorking with a multidisciplinary team also consisting of Abington Hospital Surgery and OB/GYN attendings and residents, the primary care team travels to different locations each day and will see about 1200 patients. The team has seen everything from ordinary infectious diseases, to parasites, to the problems associated with a lack of long-term medical care.

Resident Elective Experiences

Residents have the opportunity for more outreach experiences through longitudinal and block electives. Residents may choose to participate in Abington Hospital, Regional, National, or International rotations during their elective blocks. Residents have one elective block during their second year and three elective blocks during their third year of residency.