|SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL
Family MedicineResidency Program
The San Joaquin General Hospital, Family Medicine Residency Program is community-based, affiliated with the University of California at Davis, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program has a 40-year history of providing excellent health care and outstanding clinical education in all aspects of Family Medicine. The hospital itself has an even longer history of education extending to the 1930s. Modern additions to the hospital have made it a contemporary state of the art facility.
Located in the semi-rural town of French Camp, the hospital is positioned in the geographic center of the county to provide service to our entire community. 50 miles south of Sacramento, 80 miles east of San Francisco, and minutes from Stockton, we are situated to enjoy the full range of activities afforded by California's Central Valley, Coast and Mountain Ranges.
The program enjoys a collegial relationship with all departments of the hospital, and has long had the support of the administration and the hospitals governing board. Residents here have considerable autonomy with excellent faculty supervision and support, and are exposed to a wide range of educational opportunities.Goals & Philosophy
The Family Medicine Residency Program at San Joaquin General Hospital began in 1972. With seven residents in each year, the program is one of three residencies at the hospital. The others are in Internal Medicine and Surgery.
The basic educational objective of the Family Medicine program is to develop progressive out-patient and inpatient competence with particular attention to ambulatory medicine. The curriculum meets all ACGME criteria and provides enough flexibility to meet individual resident needs. Graduates of the program have gone on to participate in all practice styles: private practice, family medicine groups, multi-specialty groups, HMOs, rural practice, and post-residency fellowships. Alumni have taken their skills to diverse population centers ranging from rural Northern California to large urban and suburban areas. Graduate surveys indicate that the training received in the San Joaquin General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program has provided the experience needed for success in varied settings.
Both the educational and clinical components of this residency are designed to provide maximum opportunities for "hands-on" learning and delivery of patient care while at the same time giving each resident ready access to attending supervision in both the ambulatory and inpatient setting. This assures the development of appropriate confidence and competence as residents progress through the program.Community Description
San Joaquin General Hospital is located in an agricultural area that is rich in opportunities for diverse recreational activities. Stockton, a city of 290,000, is the most inland, deep water seaport on the west coast, and has 1,000 miles of navigable Delta waterways with parks, camping and recreational facilities. Water sports such as boating, sailing, fishing, skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, and rafting are popular. San Joaquin County, with a population of 690,000, has a multi-cultural population of various national origins and socioeconomic groups. Our hospital serves among other groups, a large Hispanic population, including many migrant workers, many Southeast Asians from Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, and a growing population from the Indian sub-continent. The climate offers very pleasant spring and fall weather, hot, dry summers and very mild winters with occasional fog and rain.