Family Medicine Residency

Caring for the whole person, the whole family, and the whole community.


Deborah Simon WeisbergWelcome to the LifeLong Medical Care’s Family Medicine Residency. LifeLong is a well-established and highly regarded community health center in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Our program was accredited by the ACGME in April 2019 and was developed to fill a need to train more highly skilled family medicine physicians to work in urban underserved outpatient medicine practices. We provide a nontraditional, community medicine based educational experience with a focus on full scope outpatient family practice. We are fortunate to offer inpatient rotations at several hospitals with strong academic teaching programs.

We are seeking residents who demonstrate a commitment to the family medicine model of care. We distinguish ourselves by our innovative curriculum that takes the resident outside of the exam room and into the community. Our program is tailored to prepare residents for the real world demands of the modern outpatient family doctor. We are excited to be a new, cutting edge, robust, and mission driven program deeply connected to the community we serve.

Dr. Deborah Simon-Weisberg
Program Director


LifeLong Medical Care developed this program to provide a robust educational experience for the next generation of family medicine physicians. Our organization has more than 40 years of experience caring for a complex safety net population of all ages, strong clinical and outreach programs, and longstanding community relationships. We offer you the optimal learning environment to become leaders in healthcare.

We aim to educate and train a thriving workforce of highly qualified and diverse residents who are inspired to address the comprehensive healthcare needs of undeserved communities.

Our Teaching Health Center

William Jenkins Health Center Rendering

We are a Teaching Health Center program focused on training residents in a community-based primary care services setting. Our residents have their clinical home at the LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center, a brand new, state-of-the-art outpatient health center in Richmond, CA. The health center has primary care for all ages, integrated behavioral health, dental, and urgent care, as well as, imaging, lab services, and a wellness center. It serves as the resident’s continuity clinic throughout the three year program. Residents have access to a private workspace, lounge, conference spaces and sunny balconies.

What makes this residency program unique?

  • Sponsored by a highly regarded and progressive community health center system.
  • Multicultural urban, safety net patient population spanning all ages.
  • Integrated behavioral health, including MAT.
  • Non-traditional community medicine opportunities such as street medicine and house calls.
  • Innovative curriculum with a focus on leveraging community resources to impact social determinants of health.
  • Group medical visit model for prenatal, parenting, and chronic conditions.
  • Emphasis on team-based care to achieve efficiency and high-quality care in the resident teaching health center.
  • Exposure to complementary alternative medicine integrated within primary care.

Cutting Edge and Outpatient Focused Rotations

Outpatient Rotations:

  • Family Medicine Outpatient (3 blocks)
    • Panel Management
    • Healthcare Systems
    • Quality Improvement
    • Population Health
    • Leadership
  • Community Medicine (3 blocks)
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Social Justice
    • Community Activism
    • Street Medicine
    • Primary Care Research
  • Behavioral Medicine (3 blocks)
    • Integrated Behavioral Health
    • Psychiatry clinics in the primary care setting
    • Specialized mental health services for all ages
  • Outpatient Procedures (2 blocks)
    • Comprehensive POCUS training
    • Advanced GYN procedures
    • Dental Procedures

Inpatient Rotations/Hospital Partners

Robust inpatient training will occur at the following East Bay Area partner hospitals with well established GME programs:

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Oakland, CA)
  • Kaiser Permanente East Bay (Richmond, CA & Oakland, CA)
  • Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (Berkeley, CA)
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez, CA)

Who should apply for this residency program?

  • Demonstrated experience and future interest in caring for urban underserved populations in a safey-net setting.
  • Attracted to a rigorous full scope family practice training program.
  • Desire to be a driver of healthcare change and leaders in their work and community.
  • Bilingual preferred (especially Spanish).
  • Interested in being a pioneer to shape a new residency program in a community health setting.

Interested in learning more about the program?

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LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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