Program Contact Information
Program Name: Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency
Program Director Name: Kathleen Dor
Program Coordinator Name: Andrea Cardenas
Program Address: 5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91367
Program Phone Number: (818) 719-4828
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: Urban
Is your program working in a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model? Yes
Program Emphasis (select all that apply): Adolescent Medicine,Advocacy,Ambulatory Medicine,Behavioral Medicine,Chronic Disease Management,Community Medicine,Geriatrics,Global Health,Headache Management,HIV Care,Inpatient Medicine,Leadership Development,LGBTQ+,Motivational Interviewing,Obstetrics,Pain Management,Procedures,Reproductive Health,Safety Net Medicine,Sports Medicine,Women's Health, Dermatology
Sponsoring Institution: Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Special Electives or Rotations (select all that apply): Adolescent Medicine,Advocacy,Ambulatory Medicine,Behavioral Medicine,Chronic Disease Management,Community Medicine,Geriatrics,Global Health,Headache Management,HIV Care,Inpatient Medicine,Leadership Development,LGBTQ+,Motivational Interviewing,Obstetrics,Pain Management,Procedures,Reproductive Health,Rural Medicine Critical Care,Safety Net Medicine,Sports Medicine,Women's Health, Dermatology
Which categories best describe your patient demographic? (select all that apply): White,Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin,Black or African American,Asian,Middle Eastern or North African
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 Highlights and/or Unique Curriculum Components (i.e. Fellowship Opportunities):
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Family Medicine is an unopposed program, affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine. Our focus is academic excellence through didactics, full-spectrum hands-on patient care, and one-on-one teaching. Residents are assigned a panel of adult and pediatric patients in our family medicine clinic and are given the resources, including their own desk in an office shared with 2 other residents, assigned medical assistants and nurses, and full ancillary services to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to our diverse patients, many of whom have complex medical problems. Our residents are given progressive independence on inpatient medicine until they are prepared to practice as a hospitalist if desired. Our residents take care of underserved patients in our two community-based free clinics, as well as our school-based teen clinic. We have strong procedural, dermatology and pediatric training and a good balance of inpatient and outpatient training, including point-of-care ultrasound, advocacy, health policy and global health. Individualized mentorship allows our residents to achieve diverse career goals and we provide flexibility to allow residents to meet these goals. Since we are part of a larger fully integrated organization, we can offer electives in all areas of residents’ interest. Our residents have gone on to work in diverse work environments, including outpatient family medicine, hospitalist practices, urgent care, addiction medicine, obstetrics, international medicine, FQHC’s, academic medicine, and a wide variety of leadership positions. We also offer our own community medicine/junior faculty fellowship and have a very strong track record of our residents matching to the fellowships of their choice.
Our faculty have a variety of interests and areas of focus while still being adept at full spectrum family medicine. All of our faculty work in our family medicine clinic, pediatric urgent care and in the hospital. Their diverse interests include the following: inpatient medicine, obstetrics and women’s health, pediatrics, procedures, LGBTQ care, quality improvement, research, geriatrics, behavioral science, sports medicine and community medicine.
The area around our hospital is a very family friendly diverse neighborhood with good schools. A short 15-minute drive through Malibu Canyon takes you to some of Southern California’s most renowned beaches. UCLA and Westwood Village are just 20 minutes away. Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Century City, Santa Monica and Venice Beach are all located within 20-30 minutes which offers residents and their families/spouses/significant others opportunities to pursue their interests in the arts, theater, shopping, beach and college and professional sports.
Our residents do have fun! We have a strong focus on resident wellness at our program and our residents are given the opportunity to bond and socialize with each other and their loved ones. We listen to our residents - we are truly a family.