Family Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program! We are developing an innovative program as the first residency of Keck Medicine, and we welcomed our inaugural class in July 2021. We look forward to co-designing your future as a family physician leader for a thriving, diverse and equitable Los Angeles. Thank you for your interest.

Joanne Suh, MD Program Director

Program Highlights

Residency home at leading academic institution

The Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency resides in a leading academic healthcare system with rapidly expanding primary care infrastructure in the heart of Los Angeles. With the full commitment of our Keck School of Medicine faculty and health system leaders, you will have the opportunity to provide patient-centered team-based care for LA’s diverse communities. Our exciting collaborations across departments, institutions, and participating teaching sites will provide innovative training that will prepare you for the future of family medicine.

Health Sciences Campus

Primary care in the community

Our program follows a “clinic-first” model that prioritizes the continuity clinic experience and the longitudinal relationship with patients. We have diverse clinic experiences that offer broad clinical exposure in different healthcare systems and patient populations. Our residents’ home clinic is Keck Medicine Family Practice, which is embedded in a tertiary and quaternary healthcare system, and serves a racially and ethnically diverse population, including USC employees, with many medically complex patients. We are constructing a new state-of-the-art residency clinic in Arcadia in the heart of San Gabriel Valley and anticipate moving in Academic Year 2024-2025. Our residency program has also partnered with a local Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), AltaMed Health Services, who has a 50-year history of expanding access and providing high-quality care in multi-ethnic and underserved communities in Southern California. Residents in their PGY-2 and PGY-3 year provide primary care at AltaMed’s Huntington Park-Slauson clinic in a longitudinal community-based Family Medicine ambulatory rotation.


Partnerships with leading teaching hospitals

Our residency program has partnered with leading teaching and community hospitals in Los Angeles to provide well-rounded and diverse training. Residents receive state-of-the-art pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a leading academic and community hospital with a tradition of excellence in caring for children and their families. Residents also rotate at Los Angeles General Medical Center, a world-class teaching hospital and Level-One trauma center serving Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents. Residents complete obstetrics rotations at CA Hospital Medical Center, a community hospital located in the heart of Downtown LA.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Unique Street Medicine curriculum

Residents will join our Keck Medicine of USC Street Medicine team, providing primary care for people experiencing homelessness on the streets – under a freeway overpass, on a bus bench, by the riverbed. By standing with and caring for the most vulnerable in Los Angeles, our residents will hone their tools to fight for health equity and social justice. All residents will have yearly Street Medicine rotations, with ample opportunity for longitudinal clinical experience and leadership in this growing field.

Street Medicine crew at work

Special interests and elective

Our program is developing longitudinal tracks with specialized elective rotations, research opportunities, leadership development and mentorship in the areas of Street Medicine, Medical Education, College Health, HIV Primary Care and more. You can further personalize your training through liberal elective time in other areas i.e. addiction, sports medicine, LGBTQ health, geriatrics, and narrative medicine.

Physician and patient

Expert faculty and innovation

During your time in our residency program, you will be mentored by our diverse energetic faculty, who are recognized for their work in education, research, innovation, and service. We are committed to co-designing your residency experience with you so you can confidently reach your goals.

Resident Leadership Opportunities

As a trailblazing resident of a young residency program, you will have opportunities to hone your leadership skills by participating in the Curriculum Committee, Wellbeing Committee, Community Engagement Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee and more. The residency program is committed to supporting your growth and development as a Family Medicine physician leader and advocate.

Contact our Residency Program

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