Program Highlights and/or Unique Curriculum Components:
Natividad is a community-based residency sponsored by California’s first public hospital and founded in 1975. Family Medicine is the only residency at Natividad, known for robust inpatient family medicine training, high-volume and high-risk obstetrics, and family planning including abortion care. Residents and faculty care for patients in a safety net FQHC on the hospital campus that is sponsored by the Monterey county health department. With support from a multidisciplinary team including behavioral health and a medico-legal partnership, our residents learn to care for the Latinx community and address the health disparities affecting immigrant farm workers. Natividad is located 2 hours south of San Francisco and 20 minutes from Monterey, on the beautiful Central Coast. We are affiliated with UCSF and Touro California Medical Schools, and residents have teaching opportunities on every rotation. We have 10 clerkship students on-site year round and many visiting students. Our OB Fellows learn operative and high risk obstetrical care, and our UCSF HEAL Global Health fellows and residents rotate at our partner site Companeros en Salud (Partners in Health) in Chiapas, Mexico. We also sponsor a Community Medicine Fellowship to help fellows develop the skills needed to provide care and advocacy for farmworkers and patients experiencing homelessness.
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Monterey County has amazing outdoor activities – surfing along the Monterey Bay coast from Carmel to Santa Cruz, hiking and camping in Big Sur and Pinnacles, biking on the coastal trail or in Fort Ord, and restaurants and wineries from Monterey to Carmel Valley.
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Special Electives or Rotations:
Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
Melissa Nothnagle, MD, MSc
Mary Lou Vasquez
1441 Constitution Blvd, Building 400, 3rd floor, Salinas, California 93906
Total # of Residents: 30
Number of PGY-1 Slots: 10