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Primary Care (Galena) - UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown


  • Position Code
    14807 FY17
  • Client
    University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Location
    119 C. North Main Street, Galena, Maryland, 21635
  • Contact
    Sometheak Phang

    Physician Recruitment Specialist

  • Preferred Specialty
    Family Medicine, General


UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, a member of University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), is seeking a BE/BC Family Medicine Physician to join a well-established practice in Galena, MD.

Galena, located in Kent County, is a safe, quiet community of approximately 612 residents, approximately 38% of population is of retirement age or older. Galena has a private university Washington College, public schools, and private schools. Being located three minutes from Georgetown waterfront, residents can enjoy sailing, kayaking, and fishing. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the seven Marianas when lodging their boat. The waterfront provides fantastic seafood restaurants and the local wineries host regular wine tastings. For the nature enthusiast, there are public parks, walking trails, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and birding. Residents can also enjoy historic landmarks, shopping, and weekend music festivals.

Chestertown is also located just 70 miles from Baltimore, MD; 85 miles from Washington, DC; and 68 miles from Philadelphia, PA. We strongly desire candidates to live in the rural Upper Eastern Shore region. This region is largely agricultural with unlimited access to water sports in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Washington College and various other cultural and educational outlets are available in Galena. Come see why Galena Hospital is the place for physicians to practice. 

UMMS hospitals and health care facilities are equal opportunity employers and proud of an environment of diversity.

Hospital Description

Chester River Health System now University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown was formed in 1997 to offer state-of-the-art health care to the residents of Kent and Queen Anne's counties and portions of Caroline and Cecil counties.

Community Description

The Eastern Shore is comprised of nine Maryland counties each with their own special history and rich heritage. The waterfront lifestyle and rural community provide an unspoiled and vibrant way of life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The Eastern Shore has many different types of Environments, from the saltwater marshes along the bay to the old growth forests inland. The Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east serve to moderate the temperature, with winter averaging in the mid-30's, producing an annual snowfall of less than 12 inches and summer in the upper 80's.

There are Country Clubs, places for fishing, Golf Courses and Tennis Courts. There are numerous beautiful state parks including Turner's Creek State Park. The area provides a wide variety of activities including sailing, boating, rowing, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, and swimming.

There are many things for your children as well. Spend the day on Sultana tall ship, on the beach or have an educational day at the Rock Hall Waterman's Museum. However you prefer to enjoy your day with children, they are sure to have a memorable experience.