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Message from the Program Director


Greetings and Welcome to St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program

We are delighted that you are interested in one of the newest Family Medicine Residency Programs.  It is an exciting time here in Stockton, California. In the summer of 2018 we welcomed our inaugural class of six new Family Medicine residents! The residency program is dedicated to training well-rounded, safe and culturally competent Family Medicine physicians who will graduate prepared to care for a culturally diverse community deserving of quality health care. 

Our curriculum is designed to provide an excellent ambulatory clinical experience in adult, pediatric, and behavioral care at Community Medical Centers, Channel Clinic. Residents in this clinical setting will also gain experience with caring for and counseling substance use disorder patients, dental evaluations, screening at community schools through the Dental Transformation Initiative Program, and also exposure to the appropriate evaluation and care of the homeless population through Care Link, the Health Care for  Homeless Program at  Gleason House, Community Medical Center’s homeless clinic. All inpatient rotations are designed to provide opportunities for residents to enhance their clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. Our Graduate Medical Education Department is committed to providing excellent training in project development, research, presentation and publication. Point of Care Ultrasound, Simulation, and Global Health training are also highlights of our program. 

Residents training in our program are encouraged to achieve their personal best through a culture of excellence, evidence-based learning, and the art of medicine. Through a comprehensive interactive didactic program our residents will gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve academic and clinical excellence. Team-based care is emphasized in both the outpatient and inpatient clinical settings which is essential for excellent, patient focused care. 

There is no greater experience in education than to see a resident physician grow and mature into an amazing Family Medicine physician who is dedicated and excited about caring for a community that deserves the best our physicians have to offer. I invite each and every one of you to consider our program that provides a supportive educational environment where excellence is not only desired but required. 

If you are ready for a challenging, exciting, progressive and innovative journey as a Family Medicine physician in training, then St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton, Family Medicine Residency Program wants to assist you with meeting your life long goal of becoming a more excellent you in Family Medicine.

Dr. Porter

La Donna R. Porter, MD
Program Director



Contact our Family Medicine Residency Coordinator to learn how to apply to our program.

Contact Information:

Lori Perreira
Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
Family Medicine Residency Program 
St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton