Doctor's Residency

AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program

There has never been a greater need for primary care physicians who have been trained to work with diverse patient populations, and the AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program will provide first-hand knowledge. We look forward to working together to eradicate health care disparities. 

- Cástulo de la Rocha, President and CEO

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Family Medicine Residency Program
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  • 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
    • Medical Outreach
    • Practice Management and Quality Improvement
    • Advocacy
    • HIV Services (Daniel Lara HIV Clinic)
  • Unique opportunities throughout our Southern California network. View our facilities here.
  • Read our latest newsletter or tune in to the AltaMed Health Equity podcast.
  • Stay connected with us on Instagram.
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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. Discover how AltaMed is dedicated to our community and making a difference in this PBS Documentary.



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. 

Program Overview

Program highlights

Program Highlights

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

Research oportunities

Research Opportunities

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

Salary and benefits

Salary & Benefits

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


General medicine


See details of responsibilities for Postgraduate Year 1.

Supportive services


See details of responsibilities for Postgraduate Year 2.



See details of responsibilities for Postgraduate Year 3.

Application Requirements

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

Interview Process

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

Application faqs

Application FAQs

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

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AltaMed Institute for Health Equity

We work closely with the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity to address the root causes of health disparities. Discover our lecture series, podcast, and events calendar.

Our Staff Residents and Faculty

Our Staff, Residents and Faculty

Learn more about instructors, residents, administrators and other essential professionals.

Medical School Rotations

Medical School Rotations

Apply for one of our medical school rotations.

Are you a 4th year Medical Student interested in a rotating at AltaMed? Click Here.

AltaMed's Facilities

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We’re here to support you during all phases of your application. How can we help?
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.

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