Since our inception in 1995, we have combined a strong core faculty, dedicated community preceptors, an innovative curriculum and award-winning medical centers so that our residents develop the skills they need to be outstanding family physicians and leaders. Our first-time board pass rate remains 100% since the inception of the program.
Our core mission is to provide both cognitive and procedural training in a supportive environment, creating a solid foundation in Family Medicine that allows our graduates to provide full spectrum primary care to their chosen community. A typical day in our residents’ continuity clinic involves skin procedures, managing diabetes, inserting an IUD, providing prenatal care, performing musculoskeletal injection, doing a Medicare Wellness visit and finishing with well-child check. We offer full reproductive women's health with c-section privileged faculty and abortion training. Our continuity Family Medicine practices are truly “one stop shops” that serve diverse patient populations throughout the greater Sacramento region.
Family Medicine is well respected within Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Group. Our graduates and faculty have held numerous leadership positions including Chief of Staff, Chair of Sutter Medical Group Board of Directors, Division Vice Presidents, Chair of Family Medicine, Wellness Champions and others.
Over the last 25+ years, we have developed a culture of collaboration nurtured by our focus on patient, staff, and physician wellness with protected time for didactics, resident support groups, team building, out-of-town retreats and more. In addition, we have a full-time behavioral scientist core faculty member dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of our residency program as well as integrated behavioral health services for our patients in our Sacramento continuity clinic. We embrace diversity as a strength. Conveniently located in our state’s capital, we also advocate for our patients, for our communities, and for our profession. Please see our Advocacy section under Educational Highlights for the many recent developments here.
Of 140+ graduates - most of whom serve in Northern California in every type of practice from full spectrum Family Medicine with obstetrics to public health administration - all report that their training prepared them well for what came next. Our residents have a significant voice in fulfilling their educational goals, and our culture of collaboration, friendliness, and respect make us the ideal Family Medicine home for you. Whether your special interest is rural healthcare or procedures or healthcare policy, our well-rounded program will help you reach your goals.
So, come plan your adventure with us!
Dineen Greer, M.D., MPH
Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program
1201 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 340
Sacramento, CA 95816