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.

Primary care in the community

Our program follows a “clinic-first” model with one full day a week of continuity clinic in PGY-1, and two full days a week in PGY-2 and PGY-3. We have two continuity clinic sites that will offer broad clinical exposure in different healthcare systems and patient populations. Keck Medicine Family Practice 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. Our second continuity clinic site is at one of the largest nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Centers (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.

Partnerships with leading teaching hospitals

Our residents will 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.

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.

Special interest tracks and electives

In the areas of Street Medicine, Geriatrics, and Women’s Health, we will offer specialized rotations, research opportunities, leadership development and mentorship beyond the required core curriculum. You can also personalize your training through liberal elective time in other areas i.e. addiction, sports medicine, college health, LGBTQ health, narrative medicine, and medical education.

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.