CAFP Residency Network

In 2014, program directors across California formally organized as the CAFP Residency Network (CRN) to better promote collegiality, joint advocacy and the sharing of ideas. Now, with more than 70 family medicine residency programs, this collaboration and unity is more important than ever. 

Since its formation, the CRN has been instrumental in protecting Song-Brown funding, expanding CalMedForce dollars, and ensuring the needs of programs are understood by regulators and agencies.The CRN also remains dedicated to advancing family medicine through faculty development, scholarly activity, innovative curriculum and continued advocacy, including strategy related to federal GME reform.

MISSION

The CAFP Residency Network (CRN) is an engaged group of family medicine residency leaders and educators advocating for the statewide advancement of family medicine through leadership development, improvement of resident education, faculty and pipeline development, promotion of wellness within the specialty, collaborative interdisciplinary innovation, continuous curricular improvement and legislative engagement.

Advocacy

The CRN speaks with one voice to secure adequate funding to stabilize and expand the family medicine residency programs that produce the primary care workforce California needs. Each year, CAFP assists CRN members as they complete their grant applications.

Curriculum

The CRN shares best practices and innovations to ensure family medicine residents receive the scope and quality of training they require to meet their patients’ needs.

Faculty Development

The CRN establishes and maintains pipelines of educators, including faculty, associate program directors, and program directors, who will train the next generation of family physicians.

Scholarly Activity

The CRN shares opportunities for family medicine residents to produce scholarly work that describes the outcomes of their training.

Interested in joining the CRN?

Members pay a $35 per-resident fee to support the work of the CRN. The dues fund:
  1. Community building/in-person meetings that coincide with the CAFP Summit in the summer, Song-Brown Meeting in the fall, and Program Directors Workshop in the spring.
  2. Routine communications including newsletters, virtual meetings and an online discussion board (SPARK).
  3. Promotion of residency programs through the online CAFP FMRP Directory.
  4. Application review for the Song-Brown Workforce Training Program. 
  5. Access to educational resources through CAFP’s learning software (HOMEROOM). 
  6. Dedicated support services from CAFP staff. 
Programs without residents are asked to pay a $315 fee to support the operation of the Network. We are excited by your interest in being part of the CRN and look forward to your future participation in the statewide residency network!  If you have any questions, please contact cafp@familydocs.org.  

2024 CRN Members:

  • Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Adventist Health Hanford Central Valley Network (Sonora) Program
  • Adventist Health Hanford Central Valley Network Program
  • Adventist Health Tulare Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Family Medicine Residency
  • Adventist Health White Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
  • AltaMed Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Dignity Health Family Medicine Residency Program at Northridge Hospital
  • Dignity Health Marian Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Dignity Health Merced Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Dignity Health Mercy Redding Family Medicine Residency Program -UC Davis Practice Network
  • Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program (Rural Track)
  • Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program
  • HCA Healthcare – Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Family Medicine - Greater Sacramento
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Family Medicine - Napa/Solano
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Family Medicine - Santa Rosa
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California Family Medicine - Orange County
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California Family Medicine - San Diego
  • LifeLong Medical Care Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Family Medicine Residency
  • PIH Health Family Medicine Residency Program - Whittier
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Scripps Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
  • Shasta Community Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Amador Rural Track
  • Sutter Health Family Residency Program Sacramento/Davis
  • UC Davis Family and Community Medicine Residency Program
  • UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine Residency Program
  • UCSF Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Ventura County Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program

Pledge of Post-Interview Communication

September 2023
 
As the program directors of the California Academy of Family Physicians Residency Network (CRN), we believe in full transparency and fairness in our engagement with prospective candidates for our Family Medicine Residency programs distributed across our state of California. In the era of Covid-19, we faced increasingly complex ways to communicate with applicants, including virtual interviews and in-person interviews, as well as virtual and in-person after-interview visits. In this current interview era, post-interview contacts have become increasingly common and necessary to assure all interviewed applicants are able to receive important information.

We, the CRN’s Program Directors, pledge to follow the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Code of Conduct for Programs (click link to read). Specifically, regarding post-interview contact, the Code states: “The recruitment team may exchange clarifying information with applicants following the interview but must not solicit or require post-interview communication for the purposes of influencing applicants’ ranking preferences.” We reiterate our commitment to this code to help medical students make the best decision possible as they interview and select potential residency programs.

This declaration is an expression of our belief in the values of professionalism and fairness in support of the residency matching process in family medicine. We also do this in support of the tenets of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and NRMP.
We support medical students in their objective of obtaining a position at their preferred residency. We understand that direct communication to applicants from the Program Director may be misinterpreted by some applicants as an indication that the applicant will be ranked to match by that program. We also understand that lack of communication from the Program Director may be misinterpreted by some applicants as an indication that the applicant is not sought after. We are making clear here that lack of post-interview direct contact from the undersigned CRN member Program Directors is based solely on our pledge to reduce unnecessary confusion for our applicants.

We support each other and all California Residency Programs in our commitment to provide a learning environment that is professional, fair, and supportive to all students interested in family medicine in the state of California.

Sincerely,
Members of the CRN

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