Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Training Program at Fontana Medical Center.
Initially accredited in 1975, the training program is based on an integrated curriculum which stresses four pillars: ambulatory care, academics, procedures, and family. The training environment provides a close-knit resident-faculty group within a large department and medical center. The faculty is a stable, committed, innovative and enthusiastic group who practice family medicine side-by-side with residents and maintain a policy of open communication.
Our 27 residents are part of the largest clinical department in the Fontana Medical Center of more than 130 family physicians. There are 9 satellite clinics from Redlands, to the High Dessert, to Chino and Claremont that feed our medical center. The patient base is large and diverse with over 415,000 members from all walks of life, providing a wealth of experience for our residents. More than 400 board-certified specialists provide lectures, consultation, and one-on-one electives to hone subspecialty skills in addition to teaching in core rotations.
The medical center has 350 beds providing basic and tertiary care services for the Inland Empire patients.
All specialty care, including neurosurgery, and soon cardiac surgery will be provided at our new state-of –the- art hospital which opened in Spring, 2013. In Fall, 2012 the Ontario Medical Center opened which is part of our 2-campus area. However most of the training is at the Fontana campus. Thus the training environment offers diverse exposure to patients, specialties and teachers.
We also have 3 fellowships:
- Sports Medicine fellowship since 1989 trains 3 fellows per year. The fellowship is located within the Family Medicine Center and provides ready teaching and immediate curb-side consultation.
- Geriatric fellowship since 2007 trains 3 fellows per year, working in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, home care, hospice and palliative care and supports the residency with teaching
- Community Medicine/Junior Faculty fellow provides teaching in the community and home setting for residents.
We are proud of our place as one of the pioneer Family Medicine residency programs in a managed care setting. Here you will learn to practice cost-effective, evidence-based, patient centered, population based primary care. Our residency graduates are sought-after for their excellent skills. Many choose to stay with Kaiser Permanente (KP) throughout our various California locations. Others have joined diverse practice settings, such a private practice, Indian Health Service, mission medicine and rural medicine. Our graduates populate leadership positions both in and out of KP.