Cox Family Medicine Residency is an unopposed program combining intellectual, academic excellence with the real-world experience of a community hospital - in the heart of the Ozarks. Since 1987, we've provided our graduates with a unique, exciting and engaging family medicine education.

As the area's only ACGME-approved residency program, together with our sponsoring partner CoxHealth we're leading the way in physician education and development, preparing residents for the full scope of family medicine. All of our residents gain substantial experience in maternity care and inpatient training. In fact, many of our graduates are hospitalists and some are performing cesarean sections without fellowships. In short, we believe residents who receive a well-rounded training will have the diverse skills they need to thrive in any practice setting.

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We accept applications through ERAS. Find out if you meet our requirements. 

Cox Family Medicine residents and faculty discuss patient care.

Faculty & Staff

Meet our experienced faculty - many of whom are program graduates themselves.

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Explore our curriculum, including rotations, elective options and formal conferences. 

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Meet our current residents, by class.

Our graduates work in a variety of areas.


Our graduates are pursuing exciting careers across the country - and the world. 

Cox Family Medicine Residency offers a range of benefits to our resident physicians.


Learn more about resident benefits, including course fees, vacation, insurance and more.

CoxHealth is the sponsoring organization for the residency.


We're proudly associated with CoxHealth, the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system in our area. 

Cox Family Medicine Residency is located in Springfield, Missouri.


Springfield is a regional medical, retail and educational center that's close to everything the Ozarks has to offer. 

We host medical and pre-med students for rotations and shadowing opportunities.

Medical Student Rotations

We host third and fourth year medical students for family medicine rotations. Our exceptional rotation will give you a first-hand look at family medicine and the life of a Cox Family Medicine Residency resident. Learn more.