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 200 family KAISER PERMANENTE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA physicians. There are 11 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 550,000 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.
Our state of the art, 314 bed tertiary care hospital at Fontana provides most specialty care including neurosurgery and cardiac surgery. Our 224 bed Ontario Medical Center is part of our 2-campus area. The vast majority of your training occurs in Fontana, although we use our Ontario facility for select experiences. Thus, the training environment provides broad exposure to diverse patients, specialties and teaching.
In our training program you will learn to practice costeffective, 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, including private practice, Indian Health Service, mission medicine, academic setting and rural medicine. Our graduates populate leadership positions both in and out of KP.
We also have 3 fellowships:
• Sports Medicine fellowship began in 1989 and trains 3 fellows per year. The fellowship is located within the
Family Medicine clinic and provides teaching and immediate curbside consultation for residents.
• Geriatric fellowship began in 2007 and trains 3 fellows per year, They work in sub-acute and long term facilities as well as provide home care, hospice and palliative care. The fellowship also has an integral role in teaching the residents.
• Community Medicine/Junior Faculty began in 2010 and trains one fellow per year. The fellow provides primary care to community and school based clinics as well as teaches and mentors residents in community health.
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.