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
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.