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The Family Medicine residency program has residents rotate through many local facilities. 

UC Irvine Family Health Center, Santa Ana »

UCI Family Health Center, Santa Ana

The primary practice center for our residency program is the UCI Family Health Center (FHC) in Santa Ana. It is the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the county, and serves as a model for the collaboration between the community and UCI Health.

This 52,000-square-foot facility was inaugurated in January 1996. Located in close proximity to UCI Medical Center, this important facility features a unique partnership that combines service to an underserved population in a setting that complements our teaching activities. Our clinic patients reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of Orange County. They provide our residents with a challenging mix of medical, social and economic problems.  

Our center is located in an area designated as a medically underserved area. Because of this, the center is recognized as a National Health Service Corps site. Our activities at the center continue a long-standing tradition for which we have acquired an outstanding local and national reputation for our work with the medically underserved. 

The center is fully staffed with nursing and office personnel. There are 27 exam rooms, three fully equipped urgent care rooms and three procedure rooms equipped to train residents in common office procedures. 

Additional resources within the FHC include conference rooms, behavioral science consulting rooms and a residents’ room--a large space for the residents to write up their cases and discuss them with faculty. One exam room is fully equipped for videotaping patient encounters. Multiple personal computers are available to the residents at FHC and offer full Internet access with free subscriptions to resources such as MDConsult, Up to Date, the Cochrane Database plus and hundreds of full-text online journals.

Weekly conferences are an important part of the curriculum and are held at the Family Health Center and other sites. These teaching sessions include behavioral science conferences, didactic lectures, case presentations, practice management and managed care lectures, as well as resident and staff meetings.

Patient Demographics 

Our Family Health Center serves many Latino/Hispanic patients, many of whom speak Spanish as their first language. Most of our clinical staff are bilingual in English and Spanish. 

patient demographicsinsurancedemographics

43.6% of patients are served in a language other than English.

Source: HRSA UDS Report 2017

UCI Medical Center »

UCI Medical Center

This 422-bed, comprehensive medical facility serves as the principal teaching and research hospital for the UCI School of Medicine. It offers a full complement of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. It also operates one of the busiest emergency rooms in Orange County and is designated as a Level One trauma center.  
The Department of Family Medicine maintains its own inpatient service at UCI Douglas Hospital. This service, staffed by family medicine residents and physicians, cares for medicine, obstetrics and pediatrics admissions. In addition to this service, residents also rotate through inpatient medicine service as interns and through outpatient specialty clinics as senior residents.

Long Beach VA Medical Center »

Long Beach VA Medical Center

The VA Long Beach Medical Center has been a longtime affiliate of the University of California and is one of the major teaching hospitals in the University of California, Irvine, network. This 1,000-bed facility is one of the largest in the nation and boasts a diverse patient population, an outstanding clinical faculty, and a diversity of inpatient and outpatient teaching resources. Our residents currently do rotations in internal medicine, the coronary care unit, specialty outpatient clinics and dermatology at the hospital. The VA Long Beach Medical Center is an important resource within our training program.

Long Beach Memorial Hispital »

Orange County Global Medical Center

Long Beach Memorial Hospital is a full service, private community hospital and trauma center located in the Long Beach area. Its staff features a full complement of family physicians, internists, pediatricians and specialists from all disciplines. The hospital provides full medical and surgical inpatient services including adult and child intensive care units. The hospital also has an emergency room that serves as a local trauma center. Our residents are supervised by the hospital's staff physicians while on rotations in emergency medicine.


Children's Hospital Los Angeles »

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Children’s Health of Orange County (CHOC), a pediatric healthcare system based in Orange County, California, is committed to being a leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care. CHOC’s growing community includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo and a regional network of primary and specialty care clinics serving children and families in four counties. CHOC offers several clinical programs of excellence providing the highest levels of care for the most serious pediatric illnesses and injuries, physical and mental. CHOC’s research and innovation institutes are focused on translating real patient needs into real-world treatments so every child can live the heathiest and happiest life possible.