We are a full spectrum family medicine residency program sponsored by The Christ Hospital, with academic affiliation and faculty coming from the University of Cincinnati. This gives our residents the ability to benefit from the resources and learning environment of a large academic medical center and a busy community hospital.  We have six family medicine positions and two family medicine-psychiatry positions each year to make an intern class of eight!  For more information on the combined family medicine - psychiatry program, click here.  


Our Location

We continue to build strong relationships within the healthcare community which allows us to offer a unique, personalized training experience for each resident, complementing their passions and abilities. The Christ Hospital is one of the oldest community hospitals in Cincinnati and is consistently ranked by U.S.News and World Report as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals. Our residents rotate through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for inpatient pediatrics, emergency medicine, and specialty clinics. Cincinnati Children’s is a national leader and is ranked by U.S.News and World Report as one of the Top 3 “Best Children’s Hospitals.” Few Family Medicine programs can boast of such training in leading adult and pediatric hospitals.

Medicine is open book
— Christopher Bernheisel, MD Program Director- on his philosophy of teaching residents how to find the answers to their questions and promote life-long learning


We have a longstanding commitment to care for underserved populations, both in Cincinnati, across America, and internationally. All of our residents have annual Global Health experiences that are fully covered by the program. Residents also serve in the Cincinnati community in clinics for the homeless, refugees and local schools. The program seeks to instill in residents the responsibility that each family physician has to be involved with and render care in some way to these populations.



Our city

Cincinnati is a wonderful place to live! It has much to offer - cultural activities, collegiate and professional sports, an abundant parks system and a booming restaurant scene are just some of the exciting things that you will discover here. We enthusiastically invite you to consider our Family Medicine program for your residency training.