Family Medicine Residency Training Program

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Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Training Program at Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD). I appreciate your interest and invite you to learn more about us.

The mission of the Family Medicine Residency Training Program is to recruit and train physicians from diverse backgrounds who are interested in providing care to the underserved communities of San Diego, while providing high-quality, broad-based clinical education and experience.

Our Family Medicine Training Residency is a community-based training program located in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. City Heights, the most ethnically diverse community in San Diego and one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation, is called home by a large number of Latinos, Somali, Vietnamese and Cambodians. The clinic provides approximately 65,000 patient visits annually and has both the Joint Commission Patient Centered Medical Home Designation and NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. City Heights was selected by the California Endowment as one of 14 Building Healthy Communities sites in California. The sites were chosen “based on social determinants of health data used to identify areas that are impacted by poor health outcomes, but have the potential to inspire policy changes to create a healthy environment for all Californians.”

For the inpatient medicine and surgical experience, residents rotate through Scripps Mercy Hospital and Rady Children’s Hospital. Rady Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in California and is ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Scripps Mercy Hospital is recognized for high performance in 12 specialties.

Community-based ambulatory health care is the future of medicine in the United States and we are excited to lead the way. Our program will provide the highest-quality education in a real-world setting to improve the health disparities of our community’s most vulnerable patients.

I look forward to meeting you!


Christopher Gordon, M.D.
Program Director

For more information, please contact Sarah Davis, Family Medicine Residency Training Program Coordinator, at (619) 515-2381 or

FHCSD would like to assure participants and applicants that though federal funding is being jeopardized, FHCSD’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program is fully-functioning and will continue to allow residents to complete their full-term. We are committed to this program, our residents and the future of medicine in San Diego. However, we would appreciate your help in helping us with two campaigns to further bolster this wonderful program:

  • Help FHCSD reach its goal of raising $150,000 to fund the equivalent of one year of training for one resident! Donations can be made here
  • Join the Save Our Teaching Health Center social media campaign! Get involved by clicking here.


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