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Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to the Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program!

The Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program is an integrated rural training program based out of the Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program. Residents will complete their intern year (PGY-1) at Methodist Hospital and Mercy Family Medical Clinic in Sacramento, CA. In their 2nd and 3rd years (PGY-2 and PGY-3), residents will train in the beautiful, historic town of Grass Valley, CA at Chapa-De Indian Health Clinic (Tribal FQHC), Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and local subspecialty outpatient offices.

We are partnering with two medical organizations with deep ties to the community and surrounding area. The program will be rewarding while appropriately intense with a challenging, inpatient heavy intern year to prepare residents for their rural training in PGY-2 and PGY-3. We are dedicated to work-life balance and the surrounding environment makes that very easy. The continuity clinic abuts a scenic 5 mile trail loop that is one of hundreds of miles of beautiful trails in our scenic Nevada County. Lake Tahoe and the Sierra foothills have numerous skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running, fishing, boating, rafting and kayaking opportunities less than an hour away. Year round sunshine and abundant natural beauty make the outdoors your playground.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: The Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to training well rounded family physicians in underserved rural communities.

Vision: A Family Medicine training program of excellence that promotes health equity through the placement and retention of physician leaders in rural communities.

Values: We are committed to community based training that compassionately collaborates with patients, harnesses the expertise of our multidisciplinary partnership, and delivers quality care regardless of social status or station.

Unique Features

We are committed to quality driven, team-based training that compassionately puts the patient first regardless of the income, race, or gender and harnesses the expertise of each member of our multi-disciplinary partnership.

  • Train at a high quality tribal Federally Qualified Health Center
  • New, rural unopposed program
  • Global health rotation or reservation experiences encouraged
  • Full-spectrum family medicine with high outpatient procedure volume
  • Primary care integrated medication assisted treatment program for opioid use disorder
  • Post residency job opportunities in rural Northern California

Medical Student Clerkships

We welcome fourth-year medical students to spend 2 to 4 weeks with our residency program, after which many decide that we are their first choice come Match Day! The experience includes working in our out-patient clinic Chapa-De Indian Health and participating in various community outreach activities.

A clerkship is not a prerequisite for acceptance into our residency program. It is an opportunity for a student to experience the role of a family doctor in a community practice setting. To be eligible, the student must be currently enrolled in an A.C.G.M.E.-accredited medical school listed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) or American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Additionally, we must have an Affiliation Agreement with the medical school. Applications are reviewed prior to scheduling rotations.

Please contact our Residency Coordinator, Erin Kolb, via email [email protected] for more information.

At the  Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program, we value the diverse talents and backgrounds that make each of our residents unique.

Diversity and Inclusion are Top Priorities

The U.S. News and World Report has labeled our community as having the most integrated diversity of any in the country. It is in this setting that our hospital system and our residents care for the most vulnerable. We train Family Medicine Physicians focused on caring for the underserved by:

    • Preparing our residents for interaction with diverse individuals
    • Fostering an inclusive work environment
    • Recruiting and retaining a diverse group of residents for our  Family Medicine Program

In the most recent survey by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 100% of our resident respondents indicated the program fosters an inclusive environment. We are also proud that Dignity Health has been Newsweek's "America's Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Diversity" for the second year in a row.

Contact Us

For Additional Information:

Erin Kolb, Residency Coordinator
Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program
Phone Number: (530) 274-6008
Email: [email protected]

Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program
155 Glasson Way Grass Valley, CA 95945
General Inquires: [email protected]