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Family Medicine Residency Program


The St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine training program welcomed our first class of six residents in Summer 2018 after receiving our initial accreditation in February, 2018. We received our 10 year continued accreditation in October, 2019. We graduated our first inaugural class in June, 2021. Our program has a 100% Board Pass Rate and our  past graduates have entered outpatient and inpatient practices.

The St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency program started as a 6-6-6 program until May, 2022 when we achieved our complement increase and became a 10-10-10 program. Our program is part of a multi-year effort to expand Graduate Medical Education at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine programs started in 2018, Internal Medicine and Transitional year programs in 2020, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology programs in 2021, Urology and Neurology programs in 2022 and Orthopedic Surgery program  in 2023. One of the hallmarks of the St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program is collaboration among different specialties with unique learning opportunities for residents, research projects, and benefits to patient care.  

St. Joseph’s Medical Center is our primary institution where all our residents' inpatient training takes place. It is a busy urban hospital in Stockton, CA. As the population of Stockton and the surrounding towns increased, St. Joseph's grew with the community to meet the complexities and challenges of delivering quality health care with a history of firsts in cardiac, cancer, maternity, pediatrics, and emergency services. Today, St. Joseph's is the largest regional medical center in San Joaquin county with 355 beds, nearly 900 physicians and more than 2,300 employees. St. Joseph's offers a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. For more than 100 years, St. Joseph’s Medical Center has made patient-centered care a priority. That is why St. Joseph Medical Center was honored to be named a 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals®.  St. Joseph’s Medical Center was honored to receive America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrade, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement puts St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures.

Family medicine residents’ primary outpatient continuity clinic experience is at Community Medical Centers – Channel, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH). Community Medical Centers is a network of neighborhood health centers serving over 100,000 patients in San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo Counties, making CMC one of the area’s largest safety net providers. It offers integrated medical, dental, behavioral health, and supportive services, all using a model that puts the patient at the center of the care team 

Our residents also will have the opportunity to train at other area clinics and hospitals. The program provides an excellent and diverse family medicine training environment in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

Residents will find a welcoming and caring family of faculty and staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The unique combination of a busy urban hospital surrounded by a relatively rural and under-served community yields excellent patient care experiences. Please consider pursuing your family medicine training with our program!


Positively impact the health and well-being of a culturally diverse community by working to reduce health disparities through excellent Family Medicine academic and clinical education, research, leadership and community service. 


Train family medicine physicians who safely and competently provide the highest quality of care for the community they serve in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.


  • Excellence in all we do and we not only strive for but plan for continuous improvement
  • Patient, family and community is at the center of all the care we provide
  • Compassion and respect for the dignity of all patients as well as families, co-workers, colleagues, and all other members of our community 
  • A culture of diversity and inclusiveness should be fostered in all interactions and a welcoming environment is always expected
  • Responsiveness and responsibility to the needs of the people in our communities
  • Integrity and transparency in all decisions, with patient and institutional outcomes in mind

Video - Residency Life

More Information

Cheryl Mead
Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
Family Medicine Residency Program
St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton
1800 North California Street
Stockton, CA  95204
[email protected]