Family Medicine

Our family medicine residency program creates physician leaders who are empowered to advocate for patients and the community. Our unique programming allows residents to make a difference during residency and build the skills needed for broader impact throughout their careers.

Welcome

A letter from Program Director Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Welcome to the Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency Program! When we first discussed starting a residency program, we asked ourselves what resident experiences would shape the type of physician we admire.

It is with that in mind that our program focuses on innovative programming to prepare family medicine physicians to meet the challenges of the future...

Unique Programming

Leadership & Advocacy

As a resident at Bayhealth, you have the unique opportunity to be the best possible advocates for your patients and leaders in the community. In an underserved community, you will make an impact on patients’ lives and community health even in your first year of the program.

You Shape the Program

Unlike most residency programs, when you join the inaugural class of residents, you’ll have a chance to mold and influence patient care for years to come. Working hand in hand with faculty, you will create a legacy that will be valued by the community for generations.

5 Months of Electives

Compared to other programs, we pride ourselves on our extensive time spent in electives. We understand giving you the time and freedom to explore and create your path is incredibly important. Your passion will drive your program and your career.

A Focus on Wellness

With a focus on wellness as a core philosophy of the residency program, you can focus on growing and developing into an expert in patient care.

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Work-Life Balance

Offering mentorships to support and enable a healthy work-life balance.

Dedicated Wellness Time

Providing weekly time for team activities such as yoga, as well as personal time.

EPIC EMR

Streamlining the health record experience so you can focus on patient care.

Stress Reduction

Actively focusing on ways to reduce your stress, such as zero 24-hour shifts.

Skills for Life

Helping you develop the emotional, mental, and professional tools you'll need for your whole career.

Curriculum

With 20 weeks of electives and broad exposure to various community needs, you will have a greater opportunity to follow your passions and shape your career.

Night float occurs for 1 week during each block of Inpatient Medicine, ICU and OB.

PGY 1

Longitudinal Continuity Clinic

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Community Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Elective (4 weeks)
  • ER (4 weeks)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient (4 weeks)
  • Geriatrics (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Medicine (16 weeks, 4-week rotations)
  • Nursery/Pediatric Inpatient (4 weeks)
  • Obstetrics (4 weeks)
  • Rural Medicine (4 weeks)

PGY 2

Longitudinal Continuity Clinic

  • Ambulatory Pediatrics (8 weeks, 4-week rotations)
  • Behavioral Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Community Research & QI (4 weeks)
  • Electives (8 weeks, 4-week rotations)
  • ER (4 weeks)
  • FQHC (4 weeks)
  • ICU (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Obstetrics (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric ER (4 weeks)
  • Sports Medicine (4 weeks)

PGY 3

Longitudinal Continuity Clinic

  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Community Leadership & Advocacy (4 weeks)
  • Dermatology (4 weeks)
  • Electives (8 weeks, 4-week rotations)
  • Gynecology (4 weeks)
  • Hospice/Palliative (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Medicine (8 weeks, 4-week rotations)
  • Nursery/Pediatric Inpatient (4 weeks)
  • Orthopaedics (4 weeks)
  • Surgery (4 weeks)
  • Surgical Selectives (4 weeks)

Clinical Sites

Bayhealth Hospital
Kent Campus

Bayhealth’s Kent Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central Delaware, including cardiac surgery and diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations; endovascular surgery; da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System; neurosurgery; family-centered birth services and neonatal care; cancer care; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive, intermediate and coronary care; and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus is a 317-bed facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department. The facility had 1,829 births and 72,895 ED visits in 2019.

Family Medicine Residency Practice
Opening July 2021

The new Bayhealth Family Medicine continuity clinic will open July 2021. The new practice building will add more than 30,000 patient visits per year to the community. It will be the first practice in the area to integrate mental health counseling and offer addiction treatment.

Bayhealth Hospital
Sussex Campus

Bayhealth’s Sussex Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central and Southern Delaware, including an interventional room for radiologic and cardiac procedures; da Vinci® Si ™ Surgical System; inpatient rehabilitation; family-centered birth services and women’s services, including an obstetrical emergency department; general surgery; cancer care; gastroenterology; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive and intermediate; and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus is a 128 private-patient-room facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department. The facility had 471 births and 32,465 ED visits in 2019.

Salaries & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible health insurance benefits, and tuition reimbursement.

Insurance & Financial

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Insurance & Financial

Medical & Prescription Drug Plan
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Basic Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement & Savings Plan
Short-Term Disability 
Voluntary Accidental Death & Disability (AD&D)
VITAL WorkLife

Salary & PTO

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Salary & PTO

PGY1: $60,000
20 days PTO

PGY2: $61,500
20 days PTO

PGY3: $63,000
20 days PTO

PGY4: $64,500
20 days PTO

PGY5: $66,000
20 days PTO

Additional Benefits

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Additional Benefits

AAFP Board Review & Membership Dues
ABFM Certification Exam Fee
CME/Research/Education Funds
BLS/ALS/PALS/NRP/ALSO Fees
DEA/CSR/Training License
USMLE/COMLEX 3 Exam Fee
Discounted YMCA Membership
Free Parking
Lab Coats & Scrubs
Generous Meal Stipend

Faculty

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Brintha Vasagar
MD, MPH, FAAFP

Program Director

Dr. Brintha Vasagar is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in preventive care, women’s health and public health. She is proud to have trained at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, American University of Antigua, Harvard Medical School and Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency. A survivor of the 2004 tsunami that devastated South Asia, she has spoken before members of Congress and the United Nations about international health issues and disaster preparedness. Dr. Vasagar continues to stand out in her field with numerous published reports, scientific presentations and on-camera appearances regarding public health and medicine. When she is not busy seeing patients at Bayhealth, teaching or performing medical research, she volunteers extensively in the community. Her leadership idol is the late Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton, who pioneered a “people-centered” approach to leadership. Dr. Vasagar was honored to be a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and was recently named a 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum.
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Roshan D. Prabhu
MD

Associate Program Director

Dr. Roshan Prabhu is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in hospital medicine. He graduated with honors from New Jersey Institute of Technology, received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and is proud to have trained at one of the nations original family medicine programs – Hunterdon Medical Center. Dr. Prabhu joined Apogee Hospitalists at Bayhealth in 2014 and quickly rose to become the associate program director of the hospitalist group at the Kent Campus. He also spends his time working closely with hospital administration to improve both patient care and physician satisfaction as the chair of the Bylaws Committee and member of the Medical Staff Peer Review Committee. When he is not seeing patients, teaching students or collaborating with colleagues, Dr. Prabhu spends time with his wife, daughter, goldendoodle and other family and friends. He loves traveling, and enjoys all of the outdoor activities Delaware has to offer. He admires Elon Musk for his ability to think outside of the box and innovative approach to progressing our community and conserving our environment.
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Kandis Samuels-Leutzinger
MD, MPH

Core Faculty

Dr. Samuels-Leutzinger graduated with honors from Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Global Health from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and completed her residency at St. Francis Healthcare Family Medicine Residency and served as Co-Junior Medical Director. She received the STFM Resident Teacher Award in 2020. She practices full-spectrum family medicine and enjoys taking care of patients in all ages and stages of life. Her particular interests include women’s health/obstetrics, process improvement, and health inequity. She admires Ida B. Wells-Barnett for her activism in gender equality, social justice and racial unity.
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Suzanne (Su) Chafin
LPCMH

Core Faculty

Su Chafin is a Counseling Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health(LPCMH). She has nearly 20 years of experience working with children and families and has a special interest in family and parenting issues. She holds certification in alternative therapeutic modalities and serves as an adjunct professor for Wilmington University in the Graduate Program for School Counseling. Mrs. Chafin is the current Vice President of the Delaware Chapter of the School Based Healthcare Alliance. Su’s favorite accomplishment is an extremely successful anti-bullying movement, called S.M.A.K. (Students for a Million Acts of Kindness), that gained state and national acclaim and circulation. Su has always referred to Eleanor Roosevelt as her “shero” because of her open-hearted, compassionate and courageous leadership as our 32nd first lady, as well as diplomat and humanitarian through the UN.
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Stephanie Green
MBA

Program Coordinator

Since earning her Masters in Business Administration, Stephanie has spent the past eight years growing her career in medical education. Her experiences as Director of Clinical Placement and Residency Coordinator have afforded her the opportunity to see things from a student and resident perspective, and connect with them on another level, understanding and addressing their needs and concerns. Stephanie moved to Dover to be close to family and and enjoy the benefits of a smaller community. She enjoys volunteering, particularly feeding the homeless and hosting events to benefit the underserved. She admires Barack Obama as a leader for his calm demeanor, clear communication, and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Requirements

How to Apply

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Applications are coordinated though the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS. Students may begin the ERAS application in July, and our residency will begin receiving completed applications on September 15th each year. More information and applications may be found on the ERAS website. The Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency can be found in ERAS under the ACGME # 1200900416.

International medical school graduates should look for special instructions or contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates directly at 215-386-5900.

Frequently Asked Questions

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