Global Health

Our mission is to train family physicians well equipped to provide care for underserved patients in rural settings here locally and abroad. Whether you are practicing family medicine in a rural location in California or anywhere else in the world, the required skills are the same. You need to be comfortable managing simple cases and complex cases alike with limited resources and limited help from specialists or other providers. For these reasons, our program has made a commitment to incorporating global health into our curriculum. At our residency program you will hone your physical exam skills and learn how to rely more on your history and physical to make the right diagnosis. We have purposefully recruited faculty with a wide array of global health experiences and interests and you will be able to learn from and be mentored by these physicians. We will have lectures covering global health topics throughout the year and both our procedures curriculum and POCUS curriculums were designed with global health work in mind. This experience will culminate with the possibility to do up to 2 international electives where you will get to work under family physicians doing amazing things across the globe.