Goals & Objectives

The Kaiser Permanente Fontana Family Medicine Residency has a simple goal to train outstanding family physicians. The training program has an integrated curriculum based on four pillars.

Ambulatory Care

  • High patient volume patient with excellent exposure to pediatrics, gynecology, and adult medicine in Family Medicine clinic (FMC)
  • Residents actively manage their own patient panel
  • Team-based care for diabetes, hypertension, and lipid management
  • Sports Medicine fellowship is located on site, with immediate “curbside” consultation available

Academics

  • Based in a state of the art, tertiary care teaching hospital
  • Noon teaching conferences covering diverse family medicine topics
  • Longitudinal behavioral medicine program with weekly teaching conference
  • One-on-one teaching in all clinical settings
  • Research supported both locally and regionally with grant funding available

Procedures

  • Exposure to common ambulatory minor procedures throughout residency
  • Dermatology clinics with minor procedures included in FMC
  • Gynecologic procedures clinics in FMC
  • Training in joint injections in Sports Medicine clinic as well as FMC
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum
  • Training in vasectomies is available. The Family Medicine department performs all vasectomies for the medical center

Family

  • Biopsychosocial model of family care integrated into all rotations
  • Patient centered care in a family context
  • Family Circles and genograms as tools to understand family systems

Curriculum at a glance

First Postgraduate Year Second Postgraduate Year Third Postgraduate Year
Adult Inpatient Medicine
12 weeks
Adult Inpatient Medicine
12 weeks
Adult Inpatient Medicine
6 weeks
Pediatrics (Inpatient)
4 weeks
Pediatrics (Inpatient)
4 weeks
Emergency Medicine
8 weeks
Pediatrics (Outpatient)
4 weeks
Pediatrics (Outpatient)
4 weeks
Cardiology (Inpatient)
3 weeks
Family Medicine
4 weeks
Family Medicine
4 weeks
Family Medicine
4 weeks
Women’s Health Care

4 weeks

Women’s Health Care

4 weeks

HNS

2 weeks

Maternal Child Health
4 weeks
Maternal Child Health
4 weeks
Neurology
1 week
Sports Medicine
4 weeks
Sports Medicine
4 weeks
Community Medicine
4 weeks
Outpatient Surgery
4 weeks
Newborn Care

2 weeks

Rheumatology
2 weeks
Inpatient Surgery
4 weeks
Cardiology (Outpatient)
2 weeks
Ophthalmology
2 weeks
Dermatology
3 weeks
Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine
4 weeks
Endocrinology
2 weeks
  MD/DO on duty (overnight call)
2 weeks
Urology
2 weeks
  ICU

2 weeks

Addiction Medicine
1 week
Health System Management
Electives
Behavioral Medicine
  4 weeks 8 weeks
Family Medicine Center    
1-2 half days/week 3-4 half days/week 4-5 half days/week


Behavioral Medicine

  • Family systems and behavioral training integrated in outpatient and inpatient rotations
  • Longitudinal behavioral training
    o Year long, half day a week training
    o Didactic lectures covering all major behavioral science topics, including medication management, counseling skills, etc.
    o Experience in primary care counseling of basic family medicine issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief, life cycle issues, etc.
    o Experience training in medication management when appropriate
    o Taught by family physicians, psychiatrists, and various behaviorists