Family Medicine Residency

Welcome

Welcome to LifeLong Medical Care’s Family Medicine Residency, a program rooted in our community of Richmond, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area that is rich in history and diversity. We offer Family Medicine Residents the opportunity to take the full scope of training in our specialty beyond the clinic walls and into the community, where Residents are partners in fostering healthful environments and learn through innovative models in community engagement.

Our program was developed to meet the needs of the medically underserved by training Family Physicians adept at delivering ambulatory care in an urban-underserved setting. With the Family Medicine continuity clinic as the focal point of learning, our Residents also benefit from a deep bench of educational resources in the Bay Area that rounds out their inpatient and outpatient training, including as a member of the UCSF Family Medicine Educational Alliance.

LifeLong Medical Care is a well-established and highly regarded community health center with an over 45-year history of advancing health equity that began with the Gray Panther movement. With its unwavering commitment to the medically underserved, it continues to adapt to the needs of the community, providing care such as robust group visit models, integrated behavioral health, treatment of substance use disorders, HIV treatment and prevention, street medicine, LGBTQ+ health, elder care, and more. LifeLong is a rich and dynamic learning environment for those who intend to dedicate their careers to community health.

LifeLong and its Family Medicine Residency value diversity, equity, inclusion, as well as the continuous learning, intention, and humility required to create a safer and more inclusive learning environment. We believe these values are inseparable from our commitment to health equity. We seek residents who share these values, and whose collective diversity helps us better serve our community.

We are proud to be a cutting-edge, robust, and mission-driven program deeply connected to the community we serve. We train our Residents to be Family Physicians uniquely equipped to address the need of the communities in which they live and practice.

If you are inspired to help underserved communities thrive, I invite you to explore our program. You would join a dedicated team of leaders, innovators, and advocates who believe that social change is an essential part of the scope of Family Medicine.

Brent K Sugimoto, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Program Director

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Program Overview

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Our Teaching Health Center

Program Highlights

Mission

Educate future leaders in family medicine who reflect the diversity of our community and possess the skills, knowledge and experience to engage in scholarship, partner with patients, families and communities, and promote wellness by addressing the root causes of suffering and disease.

Rotations

Family Medicine Residency Program Outpatient Rotation

Outpatient Rotations

Family Medicine Residency Program Inpatient Rotation

Inpatient Rotations/Hospital Partners

Family Medicine Residency Program Elective Rotation

Sub-Intern Elective

Vision

Striving to be a national model of a community-engaged family medicine residency program that trains and empowers physicians to deliver care with respect, compassion, and humility.

Application Information

Who Should Apply?

Interview Process

Program FAQ's

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

The LifeLong Medical Care Family Medicine Residents are committed to providing hope and refuge to the communities we serve. We strive to be accessible, responsive, and engaged with our communities. Our commitment to fight discrimination and racism in all forms and to stand with our communities is strong. 

We will continue to shine a light on the health inequities rooted in historical and institutional discrimination and racism while supporting the power of our patients and our staff to improve the health of our medically underserved communities. 

Our residency program provides a safe, nurturing, and anti-racist environment for our staff, patients, and community with culturally appropriate care. We empower ourselves to listen, work with, and support our communities impacted by health disparities. 

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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Residents

LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Words from Our Residents

LifeLong Medical Care gives me an opportunity to live out my dream in serving and caring for urban underserved communities. Being from Oakland, CA, I plan to connect and establish lifelong relationships with my patients, address their needs, and make a difference in their overall health. LifeLong Medical Care's external partnership and robust training will help me in becoming a well rounded Family Physician.

Muhmod Ahmad
Resident Physician, Class of 2024

LifeLong Medical Care's mission of providing comprehensive family medical care throughout the joys and tragedies of life in its entire duration, by connecting with each patient one-on-one, and contextualizing their health in the landscape of their family and community, is why I chose the residency at LifeLong. LifeLong provides the opportunity to achieve these goals through the myriad of clinics and experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Justin Chin
Resident Physician, Class of 2023

What stands out at LifeLong Medical Care is how mission-driven and committed the organization, faculty, and staff are to providing quality, patient-centered primary care to underserved communities in the Bay Area. I couldn’t be more proud to be a resident completing my training at this program beside such passionate, caring, and dedicated individuals.

Hannah Dragomanovich
Resident Physician, Class of 2024

LifeLong Medical Care really stood out to me as a place where people could get truly comprehensive care. Since starting residency, I continue learning new ways in which this program is designed to help us develop fulfilling careers as family physicians. I came to LifeLong because I wanted to be part of a program that would enable me to take care of everyone, no matter how marginalized, alongside others who share that mission.

Adrianne Khanolkar
Resident Physician, Class of 2024

LifeLong Medical Care made me feel like I was going to enjoy my profession and grow with my peers, patients, and community, rather than wishing I had never gone down this route because I’m so burned out and have no time or energy to take care of myself, let alone anyone else. This program cares about the wellness of its patients and community, and equally so of its staff and residents. It’s the nurturing environment, compassion, and advocacy that I’ve witnessed at LifeLong that has made me so thankful to have matched into this program.

Weronika Nepali
Resident Physician, Class of 2024