Welcome 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 highly skilled family medicine physicians to work in urban underserved outpatient medicine practices.
We provide a community medicine based educational experience with a focus on teaching whole person care that partners with patients and respects their lived experiences. We use the "clinic first model" to shape our longitudinal curriculum. To that end, our family medicine residency clinic serves as a model of a high functioning and team based clinic.
We attract residents who are motivated to become full scope family medicine physicians with an emphasis on outpatient primary care. We seek out residents who are committed to working with marginalized communities and bring diversity to our community. We are particularly interested in recruiting residents who identify as a person belonging to groups that have been systemically/systematically excluded and marginalized (SEM) in medicine. As a person who identifies as a white woman, it is a priority for me to make space for the advancement of SEM residents.
We recognize and value diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism and are working hard as an organization to bring about change to end systemic racism. LifeLong values diversity in its leaders, members and staff, which serves as a catalyst for a stronger workforce, improved decision-making, and improved health outcomes for our patients.
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
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.