Welcome to 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 highly skilled family medicine physicians to work in urban underserved outpatient medicine practices.
We provide a community medicine-based ‘clinic first’ educational experience focusing on teaching whole-person care, partnering with patients, and respecting their lived experiences. We provide the necessary and important inpatient and outpatient specialty rotations while focusing on the residency continuity clinic as the main focal point for learning. To that end, our family medicine residency office serves as a model of a high-functioning and team-based clinic.
Our program looks for residents motivated to become broad-scope family medicine physicians with an emphasis on outpatient primary care and a strong behavioral health component. In addition, LifeLong offers a variety of learning opportunities outside of the teaching clinic that address the needs of underserved populations.
We seek residents committed to working with marginalized communities and to bringing their diversity to our community. LifeLong and its Family Medicine Residency value diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in its leaders, clinicians, and staff, which catalyzes a more robust workforce, improved decision-making, and improved health outcomes for our patients.
We distinguish ourselves by our innovative curriculum that takes the resident outside 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. Eric Henley
Interim Program Director
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.
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.
LifeLong Medical Care is 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 that have roots 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.
LifeLong 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.