Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Residency is a community focused program that provides training for full-spectrum family medicine practice. We have academic affiliations with University of California at Riverside (UCR), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), University of Southern California (USC), Loma Linda University, and Western University. Our program’s strengths are the engagement and diversity of our residents and faculty, geriatrics, sports medicine, and integrative medicine.
We have strong support from the leadership at Eisenhower and provide most training on-campus. Our residents rotate at Loma Linda University for inpatient pediatrics, and at Desert Regional Medical Center and California Hospital Medical Center for maternity care.
Residents care for patients in continuity at two Family Medical Practice (FMP) sites. Our primary clinic is the Center for Family Medicine (CFM) at the Eisenhower George & Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta. Residents and faculty work in teams to care for a wide variety of patients. Our second clinic is Borrego Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Cathedral City. We also practice at Volunteers in Medicine in Indio, caring for people with no health insurance. Residents provide care for diverse populations from across the Coachella Valley.
We offer four electives over the course of the three years of training. This allows residents to broaden their knowledge or to focus on an area of interest. Residents in the past have focused on sports medicine, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, and integrative medicine.
Our first class graduated in 2016. And since then, we have expanded from 8 residents per year to 12 residents per year and have added several new faculty members. We have also been awarded Osteopathic Recognition by the ACGME.
Center for Family Medicine Virtual Tour
The Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Residency Program is a unique program that will provide the foundation for your professional career as a family physician. Founded in 2011, our Family Medicine Program is designed with a mission to train exceptional future family physicians within a vibrant learning environment, while learning and providing “Health Care As It Should Be.”
Family Medicine residents experience the benefits of the highest quality medical training delivered in an environment of teamwork and personal attention. We encourage each new resident to become an essential member of the team, building genuine camaraderie between residents and attendings.
Our goal is to train residents with the broad spectrum of skills required of a family physician, but more importantly, residents will achieve the ability to become expert self-learners as they develop their breadth as family physicians in our changing health system.
Family Medicine residents at Eisenhower Health receive broad-based preparation that includes not only standard clinical procedures, but also training in ethics, geriatrics, obstetrical care, sports medicine, and occupational and preventive medicine. We fully endorse and emphasize the Core Competencies as described by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which are Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
We seek resident physicians who are humanistic, caring, and well-rounded, and who desire to serve the culturally diverse population of the Coachella Valley. Our young residency program provides myriad opportunities for leadership development, as we expect our new residents will participate in our program’s ongoing evolution.