The Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, with a brand new state-of-the-art hospital that opened in 2013, is a multi-specialty teaching hospital located in Fontana, California. The 400-bed medical center is the tertiary referral hospital for 598,575 Kaiser Permanente members. Our program also utilizes the Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center, a 224-bed satellite hospital to our main medical center. Our patient population reflects the Southern California demographic and ethnic diversity – 39 percent Caucasian, 29 percent Latino, 15 percent African-American, and 14 percent Asian.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department subdivision consists of faculty that have trained in different parts of the country, at academic, community and county programs, providing for a diverse training experience. This is a close-knit department within a large medical center. The faculty are dedicated and committed to resident and fellow education in an environment that values open communication.

Highlights:

  • Commitment to resident and fellow education
  • A broad training experience with exposure to a diverse patient population with respect to cultural and socioeconomic factors, in addition to exposure to a vast range of psychiatric illnesses
  • Subspecialty exposure with outpatient clinics designated to a variety of areas (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder clinic, Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program)
  • Teaching opportunities for fellows to work with residents and medical students.
  • Outstanding job placement upon graduation within Kaiser Permanente or in the community
  • Center for Medical Education has a resident lounge, multiple large conference rooms and a library with computer access workstations
  • Faculty also hold academic appointments at Loma Linda University
  • ACGME accredited

Here you will learn to practice evidence-based, patient-centered, cost-effective, and population-based medical care. Many graduates will choose to stay with Kaiser Permanente (KP) throughout our various locations within California. Kaiser Permanente graduating fellows will be extremely marketable and highly recruited upon graduation by universities, private practices, and Kaiser Permanente.

Research Opportunities

Fellows will be required to complete a research project by the end of their training. This is supervised by the faculty with funding available from the Kaiser Regional Research Fund. In-house support for study design, biostatistics, and manuscript editing is available to help fellows complete their project.