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AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program

Welcome from Program Director Dr. Cecilia Florio

Welcome to the AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program. Our goal is to offer you training experience with an institution that is intensely committed to improving the health of the communities it serves. We have designed a curriculum that affords full-spectrum training while blending an appropriate balance of educational and service opportunities.

As a resident, your home will be AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – South Gate. From the very first day of your training at our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), you will have the opportunity to take care of your own continuity panel of patients of all ages. You will also participate in inpatient training with two of our partners, Adventist Health White Memorial’s renowned Family Medicine Program and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). We anticipate that training at these prestigious facilities will be an enriching and rewarding part of your experience. 

With support from the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity, you will have the opportunity to engage in activities aimed at reducing health disparities and promoting social justice. If you are passionate about caring for those who need it most and are ready to share your talent, we would love to welcome you into our team.


  • 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
  • Scholarly collaboration with the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity
  • 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

To read more detailed information about our residency program download our Block Rotation Schedule.

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.

AltaMed Equitable Health

Your Opportunity

AltaMed Health Services is one of the largest nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the U.S., serving over 300,000 individuals each year at more than 50 sites throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. We focus on eliminating barriers to care by providing primary care services, senior care programs, and essential community services to help our patients grow healthy at any age. Since 1969, our team has consisted of qualified multicultural and bilingual professionals from the same communities we serve, and we are committed to continuing to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine.  

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

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Non-Discrimination Regulations
AltaMed has a policy prohibiting any board member, employee, or contractor from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. All employees, board members and contractors must comply with this policy.

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