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Our Community

Northridge is an urban community in the heart of San Fernando Valley divided into 34 neighborhoods. We are located in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, a vibrant cosmopolitan setting. People come to the area come from many different cultures and backgrounds.

In our residency program, your education is enriched by the opportunity to serve a wide ranging population, including the neediest.

  • Socioeconomic, ethnically, and religiously diverse urban community located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley 30 minutes from the beach and downtown Los Angeles.
  • Close to all amenities, including restaurants, shopping malls, amusement parks, Universal Studios and Citywalk, Dodger Stadium, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of America West, L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Park Observatory, and numerous community parks and recreation centers.
  • Residents enjoy an active Southern California lifestyle year-round.
  • California State University Northridge, UCLA and USC are all nearby.

Meeting the Needs of the Community

In keeping with the Mission, Vision and Values of Northridge Hospital, the Residency Program seeks to be an integral part of our community members beyond their visits to the Family Medicine Center. In an effort to impact the health of these individuals, Residents participate in several Outreach Programs catering to the needs of local school children, the elderly and those who would otherwise be without care.

Community Outreach/Community Involvement

Volunteer Medical Staff at Camp Kesem (CSUN)

Third year residents can volunteer as medical staff at this summer camp. Camp Kesem is an active community throughout the United States, driven by college students, supporting children through and after their parent's cancer. Residents are involved in the day-to-day management of each campers medical needs.

Volunteer Medical Staff at Diabetic Youth Services Camp Chinnock

Third year residents can volunteer as medical staff at this summer camp for children with diabetes during their elective rotations. Residents are involved in the day-to-day management of each campers needs as diabetics.

Northridge Middle School

We have partnered with Northridge Middle School and their Explorers program through the Boy Scouts of America. “Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 - 20. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. You develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in your selected career fields, and you get to know other youth with your same interests and aspirations.”

We provide the Northridge Middle School an exploring opportunity with our residents and have created a series with topics such as “Ask the Doctor” and participate in monthly/quarterly activities. We end the series with our Annual Mini Medical School workshop where students of the program attend a workshop and receive a “Diploma” from mini medical school.

Guadalupe Community Services Center through Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

We have partnered with Catholic Charities of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Region serves the disadvantaged residents of the San Fernando Valley from Glendale and Burbank to Canoga Park and Chatsworth. Operating three community services centers and one temporary skilled worker center, the Region offers food through its Loaves and Fishes program, clothing/thrift store, in-home support for the elderly, case management, youth programs, day laborer program and refugee and immigrant services.

Reaching the Adult & Senior Population

Senior Health Screenings 

The Family Medicine Residency Program and Family Medicine Center partner with local Senior Centers and community agencies to provide health screenings and education presentations for the elderly. The Residents provide screenings and address health care concerns, including blood pressure, hearing, vision, memory, gait and balance, and mobility, at visits to local facilities.

Home Visits

Residents and faculty provide home visits for patients who are chronically ill, have severe physical disabilities or are temporarily home bound.

Skilled Nursing Facility Care

Residents participate in multidisciplinary rounds and care for patients at a skilled nursing facility located within blocks of the hospital, where one of our faculty serves as Medical Director.

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