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Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa FMRP

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Program Contact Information

Program Name: Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency
Program Director Name: Patricia Hiserote, DO
Program Coordinator Name: Kimberly Eisert
Program Address: 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa, California 95403
Program Phone Number: (707) 393-4015
Program Contact Email: kpsantarosafmr@kp.org
Total # of Residents: 18
Number of PGY-1 Slots: 6

Program at a Glance

Does your residency program share a hospital with other medical specialties or is it the only one? Unopposed
Program Setting: Suburban
Is your program working in a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model? Yes
Program Emphasis (select all that apply): Advocacy,Ambulatory Medicine,Behavioral Medicine,Chronic Disease Management,Community Medicine,Geriatrics,Inpatient Medicine,Leadership Development,LGBTQ+,Motivational Interviewing,Pain Management,Procedures,Reproductive Health,Sports Medicine,Women's Health
Sponsoring Institution: Kaiser Permanente Northern California GME
Special Electives or Rotations (select all that apply): Adolescent Medicine,Advocacy,Ambulatory Medicine,Behavioral Medicine,Chronic Disease Management,Community Medicine,Geriatrics,Global Health,HIV Care,Inpatient Medicine,Leadership Development,LGBTQ+,Motivational Interviewing,Obstetrics,Pain Management,Procedures,Reproductive Health,Safety Net Medicine,Sports Medicine,Women's Health, POCUS (point of care ultrasound), Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Which categories best describe your patient demographic? (select all that apply): White,Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin,Asian,Middle Eastern or North African
Accreditation: ACGME
CAFP pays for first year resident dues (dependent upon completion of the application). Please indicate if your program pays for second and/or third year CAFP resident membership.
Both PGY-2 and PGY-3 dues

Program Details

Program Highlights and/or Unique Curriculum Components (i.e. Fellowship Opportunities):
Our mission: train outstanding full scope Family Medicine physicians who will lead in maximizing the total health and health equity of their diverse communities.
  • Single residency community-based
  • Strong well rounded full-scope training in all major areas of FM (Inpatient Med, Peds (esp outpatient), Gyn, MSK, ED, OB, Behavioral Med)
  • Location: 1 hour north of San Francisco in “Subrural” beautiful Sonoma County - Big city resources, small town feel
  • KP Integrated system/Evidence-based medicine: always know you’re practicing the best medicine for every patient, 24/7 access to specialists, Team-based care and collaboration; population health management to reduce disparities
  • start day 1 with 50-100 patients on your panel and grow it over your time in residency with ability to add additional patients according to your passions/skills (e.g. Spanish-speaking? interested in gender expansive care? like kids and teens? geriatrics?)
  • Innovative longitudinal curricula add depth to your training:
    • Lifestyle/integrative medicine (with U Arizona certificate track option)
    • Community medicine (longitudinal/immersive and blocks)
    • Scholarly activity and QI/PI
    • Behavioral Medicine blocks and integrated across every rotation
    • Health equity & anti-racism
    • Geriatrics
    • Leadership
  • Privileging Pathways – with 3 months of electives and privileging pathways R3 track, ability to individualize education to prepare you for your future career and scope (MCH/OB, Acute care adult/peds, Hospital med)
  • 21st Medicine century skills training for all residents: POCUS, MAT / Buprenorphine training for all residents, Motivational Interviewing, Telemedicine, Dermoscopy
  • Supportive environment with intentionally designed wellness/resilience
  • Capstone Curriculum: 3 times a year all residents pulled from rotations to do specialized skills workshops, team-building, leadership, community work, simulation, and more.
Faculty Composition:
Our residents consistently tell us that one of the greatest strengths of our a program is our warm and enthusiastic faculty! Our core family medicine faculty include 3 FM-OB faculty and 2 FM-hospitalists, as well as multiple folks trained in integrative/lifestyle medicine. All of our core faculty have gone through the UCSF faculty development fellowship and are passionate about teaching and creating optimal learning experiences to train our residents to be confident, outstanding full scope family physicians upon graduation. We also have a fantastic group of specialist faculty who are equally enthusiastic and excited to train our residents across the medical center. Our faculty includes Latinx physicians and other racial/ethnic diversity, and the diversity of our faculty is something we are intentionally working on expanding in order to best represent and care for our diverse community and best train our residents. Our faculty, like many of the leaders in our facility and our patient population, includes many who identify as LGBTQ+.
Spouse/Family Opportunities:
We are a family-friendly program (including LGBTQ+ families!); about 25% of our residents have kids, and Sonoma County is a great place to meet a spouse, settle down in a warm closeknit community, and/or raise kids of all ages. We have great schools from preschool through undergradate/graduate education, and fun outdoor activities yearround, including Redwoods, the Coast, parks for hiking/biking/camping, farmers markets, festivals and live music, and easy drive to SF and Bay area an hour south, or east to Tahoe for summer and winter fun. All of our resident spouses have been able to get jobs without difficulty, and it is possible to live in SF and reverse commute to Santa Rosa (though the vast majority of residents live in Santa/Sonoma County).
Fun Facts:
  • We call ourselves the "ruburbs" - we are like a combination of a small city and rural living -- the best of both worlds! Some residents live in houses/apartments in the walkable center of town, others live with horses and chickens out in the country.
  • We have living moss walls, whiteboard walls, and gratitude trees in our newly renovated hospital- and clinic-based resident workrooms, which were designed intentionally to promote connection and community.
  • New(ish) - we welcomed our first class in 2018 and are graduating our first class in 2021!
    Health Equity, Anti-Racism, Inclusion: all our residents and faculty have undergone implicit bias training, we have faculty leaders on KP DEI Council, a resident-led DEI workgroup, and opportunities for local advocacy involvement with H-PEACE, an activist org for physicians.
  • Every winter we have a research "Shark Tank" where residents and faculty pitch research ideas and try to get "investment" from colleagues - it's such a fun way to support scholarly activity!
  • In addition to getting a laptop and iPhone for work, our residents also get their own Heartmath emwave device to support resilience and wellbeing.

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