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The Marian Family Medicine Residency Program is a three-year post-graduate program for physicians. Marian Regional Medical Center chose family medicine as the first of our two residency programs for many reasons. First and foremost, after extensive review and discussion with the hospital’s medical staff, it was decided that by establishing a family medicine residency program, the hospital could provide the educational opportunities and patient experiences necessary to produce outstanding family medicine physicians. In addition, the facility’s leadership and board recognize the critical need to continue adding family physicians in our region and throughout the nation.

The Marian Family Medicine Residency Program is ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition and approved for six residents per year for a total of 18 residents. For more information regarding the osteopathic track, please click here

As a resident at Marian, you will experience the entire spectrum of family medicine, from labor and delivery to geriatrics and every life stage in between. In addition, residents are trained in a variety of settings, from inpatient and private practice to outpatient community clinics, underserved clinics, and urgent care settings.

We believe that our resident physicians are important contributors to our hospital’s evolving culture of safety and our clinic’s Patient-Centered Medical Home. We believe that patients and learners deserve safe, evidence-based, efficient care systems that focus on continuously improving team-based care principles.

In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, our community-based, three-year training program offers practical opportunities for every resident. Our program rotations include:    


Family Medicine Inpatient Service (16 weeks)
Obstetrics (8 weeks)
Inpatient Pediatrics (6 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Outpatient Pediatrics (4 weeks)
Cardiology (4 weeks)
General Surgery (4 weeks)
Neonatal Intensive Care (2 weeks)
Scholarly Activity and Family Medicine (4 weeks)


Family Medicine Night Float (8 weeks)
Intensive Care (2 weeks)
Hospitalist (2 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Orthopedics (4 weeks)
Endocrinology (4 weeks)
Gynecology (4 weeks)
Dermatology (4 weeks)
Underserved (4 weeks)
Family Medicine Clinic (4 weeks)
Oncology (2 weeks)
Urology (2 weeks)
Scholarly Activity and Family Medicine (4 weeks)
Elective (4 weeks)


Family Medicine Inpatient Service (8 weeks)
Neurology (4 weeks)
Psychiatry (4 weeks)
Outpatient Pediatrics (4 weeks)
Gastroenterology (4 weeks)
Family Medicine Clinic (4 weeks)
Ophthalmology (2 weeks)
ENT (2 weeks)
Geriatrics (4 weeks)
Scholarly Activity and Family Medicine (4 weeks)
Elective (12 weeks)

Family Medicine

The Marian Family Medicine Residency Program was designed to produce residents who are equipped to begin practicing in their specialty. All of our core faculty physicians have the important practical community experience that is vital to patient care. Our residents participate in a three-year outpatient family medicine rotation. Residents participate in this rotation simultaneously in the first block of each year. In addition to concentrating on their outpatient practice, residents have an opportunity to participate in seminars, simulation projects and other small group activities focused on those elements that set family medicine apart as a specialty.

The Dignity Health Family Medicine Center is the practice site for the program’s resident physicians and is where they will learn by caring for their own panel of patients under the supervision of practicing faculty physicians. This on-campus health center is newly remodeled, technologically up-to-date and offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages. 

Marian Family Medicine Residency Program Brochure

Integrative Medicine Track

The Marian Family Medicine Residency Integrative Medicine Track is a unique program within the residency designed to offer additional education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of primary care patients using the tools and philosophies of Integrative Medicine.

The curriculum for this track is elective and is taught either longitudinally over all 3 years, or can be completed in an elective block during R2/R3 training years. The track will include various educational elements integrated into the standard family medicine residency curriculum.  At the core of the program is our collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, giving residents access to their web-based series of award-winning teaching modules which are part of their Integrative Medicine in Residency program.

Educational information from this on-line program is complemented by a variety of interactive and experiential learning activities.  This track includes education on a number of topics traditionally overlooked in medical school – including nutrition, mind body medicine, the evidence-based use of herbal medicine and supplements, acupuncture, and a focus on patient-centered communication and self-care.  

Learn More About Our Residency Program

Please call Anabel Pereyra at 805.739.3374 or email us at [email protected].