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Welcome to the Summa Health Department of Medical Education!

Cynthia Kelley, D.O. VP, Medical Education

Summa Health is a growing, patient-centered health care system with a rich history of excellence in medical education. For decades, medical education has been at the heart of our mission: to serve our community with the highest quality care.

As we lead the way in the transition to population health management, we look to our residents and fellows to play critical roles in our care delivery teams. When you join our team as a resident, Summa Health invests not only in your medical education, but also gives you the leadership tools you need in order to thrive in your future practice and provide the best possible care for the patients you will serve.

We are also taking the steps necessary to be successful in the emerging value-based health care delivery system. These steps include a $270 million facilities plan to support state-of-the-art, patient-centered care; growing our accountable care organization (ACO), or NewHealth Collaborative, the only ACO in Ohio to achieved shared savings for three consecutive years; and creating our Physician Leadership Institute to support the growth and development of our physician leaders. At Summa Health, the rapidly-evolving health care environment is viewed as an opportunity for continuous improvement. When you join our team, you’ll be asked to commit to this journey, and we will support you in achieving success each step of the way.

Our graduate medical education has 14 residency programs and 7 fellowships. As a mid-sized institution specializing in community-based education, you will get the best of both worlds: a high volume of direct patient contact, plus the academic rigor that supports research, inter-professional education, and quality improvement projects.

As a resident at Summa Health, you will be on a first-name basis with most of your teaching attendings while working side-by-side with health care professionals across all disciplines, specialties and sub-specialties. You will see state-of-the-art robotic surgery one week, then travel to your patient’s home with your team for a hospital follow-up visit the next. Whatever field you pursue, you will be prepared to deliver excellent patient care and have the skills to adapt your care delivery to the changing healthcare environment.

As you explore different educational opportunities, we hope you consider Summa Health and schedule a time to visit.

Cynthia Kelley, D.O.
VP, Medical Education