Residency | Altamed

Doctors Talking About File

AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program


  • Based in an FQHC with a 50-year history of expanding access and improving care in ethnically diverse communities
  • Hospital partners with traditions of excellence in education
  • A high-functioning outpatient clinic system where you can focus on caring for your patients and providing population-level care
  • A robust curriculum with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to become both academic and professional leaders
  • Ample elective time that allows you to develop and pursue specialized interests and prepare for your future career
  • Mentorship from a diverse group of physicians recognized for their work in education
  • The AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program emphasizes outpatient care and community medicine with Family and Community Medicine (FCM) rotations in every graduate training year. Each of these rotations has a theme, including:
    • Behavioral health
    • Youth Outreach
    • Vulnerable Populations
    • Mobile medicine
    • Practice management and quality improvement
    • Advocacy
  • Unique opportunities throughout our Southern California network. View our facilities here.
AltaMed Residency South Gate


Our mission is to recruit and train physicians who are committed to eliminating disparities in health care access and outcomes by providing superior health and human services for culturally diverse communities in Southern California.



Our goal is to be the leading, community-based teaching health center providing training to the next generation of primary care physicians, and ultimately, to make a significant and lasting impact on the health and prosperity of the communities we serve. We aim to build teams that are as diverse as the communities we serve. Read our inclusion statement.


Your Opportunity

AltaMed is the nation’s largest independent federally qualified community health center, serving more than 300,000 members throughout Southern California every year. In addition to health care, we are committed to eliminating barriers to care and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for our patients and workforce. Stay connected with the AltaMed Family Residency program through our newsletter.

Program Overview
Program Highlights

Learn more about the values and commitment that characterize AltaMed and influence the way we deliver care. 

Research Opportunities

Learn more about the program, including research projects conducted by the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity.

Salary & Benefits

AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program offers a competitive and comprehensive array of benefits.


See details of responsibilities for Postgraduate Year 1.


See details of responsibilities for Postgraduate Year 2.


See details of responsibilities for Postgraduate Year 3.

Application Requirements
Application Requirements

Start here to learn how to prepare your application. Please follow the instructions carefully and adhere to the requirements. We are fully committed to ERAS rules and regulations. 

Interview Process

The interview is a key part of a successful application. Learn more about the process and how to prepare.

Application FAQs

Finding the right residency program to apply to is an important decision. Make sure you have all the information you need.

We provide equal opportunity in employment, care and services to our communities. No one shall experience discrimination at AltaMed because of race, color, religion, sex, gender (including gender identity), age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and/or any other statuses or conditions protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.

Let’s Stay in Touch!

Sign up for our listserv to stay up to date on our learning opportunities, events and more.

How did you hear about our residency program?