Graduate Medical Education

Star Wellness Family Practice - Bethlehem

GME family

All Family Medicine residents and faculty see their continuity patients at Star Wellness Family Practice - Bethlehem, a 13,000-square foot office located approximately 4 miles from St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. When our founders, family physicians Wilfred Vogler, MD and Donald Follmer, MD, donated their practices to create St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency over 20 years ago, they selected this site to carry on the tradition of great primary care in the Lehigh Valley that dates back to the 1950’s.

Residents see patients as a class: PGY-1 on Wednesdays, PGY-2 on Mondays and Fridays, and PGY-3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Working side-by-side with your classmates every week regardless of your rotation, you will experience a sense of camaraderie, well-being, and teamwork that is a keystone to your success as a family physician. You will have a chronic disease clinic every week in your PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, where you will have more time to spend with your patients and the additional resources of a social worker and a clinical pharmacist. You will have the autonomy of seeing your own patients and acting as their personal physician from day 1. The faculty is 100% invested in your education, and this is on display every day in the office as they advise, support, challenge, and work alongside you. Ultimately, you will follow in the footsteps of the 116 graduates before you and leave St. Luke’s prepared to practice great family medicine!