Marian Family Medicine Residency Program
The Marian Regional Medical Center (Marian) Family Medicine Residency Program has recruited top physician faculty, skilled health care professionals and is currently recruiting prospective physician residents who all share one commonality: they all have a passion and expertise to be the best in their field.
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There are many attributes that make the Marian Family Medicine Residency Program a highly desirable program for residency training - both our staff and residents strive for academic and operational excellence, we recently opened a new 191-bed, state-of-the-art regional medical center and this year completed construction of our new Family Medicine Center. Prospective residents now have an opportunity to be the second class of residents to complete the program.
We encourage prospective physician residents and interested community members to browse our Marian Family Medicine Residency Program pages to learn more about our new residency program, our stunning new hospital and our region - the breathtakingly beautiful Central Coast of California.
Program & Curriculum
The Marian Family Medicine Residency Program is a three-year, post-graduate program for physicians. Unlike other medical centers where family practice is just one of many residency programs, our residents enjoy primary access to training and the focused attention of our faculty.
The Marian Family Medicine Residency Program is dually accredited by ACGME and AOA, and is approved for six residents per year for a total of 18 residents.
Because the program received accreditation very late in last year's recruting season, the first year of residents were recruited exclusively through the osteopathic match. This year we are actively recruiting for both NRMP and NMS matches.
As a resident at Marian, you will experience the entire spectrum of family medicine, from labor and delivery to geriatrics and every life stage in between. In addition, residents will be provided with training for a variety of employment types from hospitalists and private practice to clinics and urgent care settings.
Marian Regional Medical Center chose family medicine as its sole residency program for many reasons. First and foremost, after extensive review and discussion with the hospital’s medical staff, it was decided that establishing a family medicine residency program, the hospital could provide the educational opportunities and patient experiences necessary to produce outstanding family medicine physicians. In addition, the facility’s leadership and board recognize the critical need to continue adding family physicians in our region and throughout the nation.
Our program curriculum is designed to focus on Family Medicine’s future, not its past. We believe that resident physicians can be important contributors to our hospital’s evolving culture of safety and our clinic’s Patient-Centered Medical Home. We believe that patients and learners deserve safe, evidence-based, efficient care systems that focus on continuously improving team-based care principles.
In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, our community-based, three-year training program offers practical opportunities for every resident. Our program specialty rotations include:
The new state-of-the-art facility is staffed 24 hours a day and has more than 3,000 deliveries annually. With enthusiastic involvement and support of local maternal-fetal medicine specialists, both high volume and high risk elective rotations are available.
With an incredible 72,000 emergency department visits annually, Marian Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department has the volume and scope of practice needed for its residents. As a longstanding medical student teaching site, the faculty of the Emergency Department are committed to teaching and are among the most educated and experienced emergency physicians.
Local orthopedic surgeons serve as consultants for the full gamut of sports conditions. From pre-participation evaluations, side-line care and sports injury evaluations, training opportunities abound.
Mental health providers in Santa Maria understand the key role that family doctors play in ensuring that mental health issues are addressed within the community. A variety of outpatient services enable residents to establish a firm footing to diagnose and access mental health professionals for complex and severe problems. A PhD psychologist will provide training in counseling skills for issues frequently encountered by family doctors.
Marian Family Medicine Residency Program was designed to produce residents who are equipped to begin practicing in their specialty. All of our core faculty physicians have the important practical community experience that is vital to patient care. Our residents participate in a three-year outpatient family medicine rotation. Residents participate in this rotation simultaneously in the block containing both the Christmas and New Year holidays. In addition to concentrating on their outpatient practice, residents have an opportunity to participate in seminars, projects and other small group activities focused on those elements that set family medicine apart as a specialty.
Marian Family Medicine Residency Program Brochure (pdf)
Resident Teaching Site
The Dignity Health Family Medicine Center is the practice site for the Program’s resident physicians and is where they will learn by caring for their own panel of patients under the supervision of practicing faculty physicians. This on-campus health center is newly remodeled, technologically up-to-date and offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages.