Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Program at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
As you browse through this web site, you’ll get a brief view of what we’ve been building over the past 40+ years: a community-based-yet-unusually-academic, unopposed-yet-allied-with-other-specialty-trainees type program, set in one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse cities in California. Ours is a unique program, full of truly unique people, and we’re very proud of the training we provide and the physicians we graduate.
Enjoy the visit.
Abi Fletcher, MD
From the beginnings of the specialty, Southern California has been at the forefront of training and support for family medicine. The Family Medicine Residency Program at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is proud to be a part of that tradition, graduating fine residency-trained physicians since 1977.
As family medicine has matured as a specialty, we’ve come to see a variety of different training opportunities and environments for the aspiring family physician. These include programs set in university hospitals, staff model HMOs, county hospitals, private community hospitals, FQHCs, etc. Similarly, the type of training afforded residents has become more varied in these settings. At Long Beach Memorial, our goal continues to be to train family physicians to provide excellent care regardless of the type, size or location of practice eventually joined. Our training therefore embraces the breadth of the specialty, with enough flexibility to accommodate each resident’s special interests.
Long Beach is California’s fifth largest city. Long Beach carries an extremely diverse population covering various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This diversity, which is further reflected at our Westside Neighborhood Clinic, provides an atmosphere for residents and students to develop a sense of cultural appreciation, as well to be exposed to a broad variety of medical conditions.
To educate excellent, compassionate, socially conscious family physicians in an inclusive and supportive environment. We are committed to full-spectrum training, team-based care, diversity and evidence-based practice. We foster leadership in promoting community engagement, cultural humility and inter-professional collaboration for our diverse, underserved community of Long Beach.
Harmony and Collaboration