Western Reserve Health Education (WRHE) is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization affiliated with Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, and Sharon Regional Medical Center. WRHE consists of several departments that foster medical education: Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Undergraduate Medical Education, Research and the Health Science Library.

WRHE has a long history in graduate medical education. Residency training began at Youngstown Hospital Association in the late 1800's with just three residents. Now, WRHE educates over 80 house staff in five residency and fellowship programs. WRHE offers residency and fellowship experiences at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, a major teaching facility for NEOMED, with diverse patient populations and outstanding faculty. The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to supporting all phases of medical education.

Our mission is to educate residents to become skillful, knowledgeable, and compassionate clinicians who find gratification in their work and make meaningful contributions to medicine.  We strive to maintain an academic environment committed to the highest standards in education and patient care.  We will provide excellent educational experiences of residents through guidance, evaluation, and graduated autonomy to facilitate their ethical, professional, and personal development while guarantying safe, high-quality patient care.

WRHE prides itself on core values that COMPEL us to achieve our mission:

Compassion: Foster a culture of inclusion which allows us to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive care to the community we serve.

Opportunity: Provide opportunities and flexibility supporting residents individualized career plans by attracting and sustaining an outstanding, diverse faculty that enhance education and scholarship while optimizing residents' professional and personal development to support individualized career paths/goals.

Mentor: Mentor residents to become leaders and engage in educational and research activities to apply in clinical practice while maintaining a culture of nurturing wellness where resident support, resident congeniality and mentorship are of utmost importance.

Professionalism: Advocate for institutionalizing a culture of respect, integrity, responsibility, transparency, and courtesy with the highest ethical standards.

Empower: Empower residents with clinical skills, patient safety initiatives, quality improvement and research opportunities to improve patient outcomes.


Leadership: Lead with service in mind, always accountable to others, and highly respectful of peers, patients, and community.  We strive to graduate residents who are good role models in practicing interdisciplinary compassionate care and leaders in an ever-changing healthcare environment.