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Family Medicine Center

Department Name: Family Medicine Center (FMC)

FMC is a graduate medical residency family practice clinic offering the full spectrum of family medicine services. This includes pediatrics, geriatrics, pregnancy, labor & delivery and all ages in between. We offer individualized care, providing extensive education with a focus on wellness and preventative medicine. Our pediatric services include vaccinations and episodic needs. We also offer women’s health preventative services such as gynecological exams and testing, birth control services, obstetrics including delivery services and post-partum care. We are a teaching institution, focused on providing training to family medicine physicians to provide high quality, evidence based, multidisciplinary care while advocating for patient education and access to healthcare for patients of all cultures and walks of life in Central CA.

In a brief statement, from a staff perspective, what is most rewarding about working on your unit?

FMC is a collaborative and learning/teaching environment which lends itself to time spent with our patients providing the highest quality of care. Our clinic environment is not a rushed or hurried; the patient benefits from this due to the extra time spent with all patients and the individual attention residents and staff provide patients.

Selling features/top reasons to work in unit:

  • Teaching environment – we are a Graduate Medical Education (GME) clinic for our Family Medicine residency program; the environment lends itself to collaboration, sharing knowledge, & residents looking to staff to learn from
  • Small team with regular assignment (Medical Assistant paired with same residents as much as possible)
  • Variety/diversity of patients seen – patient population: newborns/pediatrics to geriatrics
  • Schedule – daytime hours, open M-F and 2 half-day Saturdays a month; closed on holidays

Special Services/Programs/Projects:

  • Gaps in care – focus on closing gaps in care to ensure the patient is receiving attention to all needs
  • Participate in Vaccinations for Children program (state of CA)
  • Participate in FPACT (Family Planning Access Care Treatment) program – state program that provides free planning services
  • Pharm.D. on faculty – provides 1:1 medication counseling to patients
  • Family Residency Program – Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine

Unit details:

  • Number of total positions on Unit: 13
  • Average patient ratio: NA
  • Planned expansion (and timeframe): Submitted application for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC); this designation increases federal funding in order to provide level of service we currently are providing; FMC will remain in the same location and will remain a GME FM residency program
  • Total number of beds in the unit: we have 14 exams rooms; clinic occupies XXXX sq. ft.
  • Average census, census range: we average 1000 patient visits per month
  • Length of Patient Stay: NA

Scheduling details:

  • Shifts offered (i.e., 8, 10, 12 hours): 8 hours
  • Weekend requirements: one half-day Saturday every 4-6 weeks
  • Holiday requirements: closed on holidays
  • Call requirements: none

Technology / Equipment commonly used:

FMC provides procedures in the office setting such as blood sugar testing, urine testing, injections, local surgical procedures (i.e. cyst removal, circumcision), eye exam/vision testing, developmental stage assessment

Candidate screening:







Medical Assistant


Ambulatory clinic experience

GME clinic experience

Years experience

Minimum 2 years