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Welcome to Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency

Director's Welcome Message

Welcome to the website for Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency program in Martinez, California. Our program is devoted to training the next generation of family medicine physicians. We are dedicated teachers, learners, and patient advocates, preparing physicians with the skills to roll up their sleeves and meet medical needs both locally and globally. We welcome you to learn about the program and people who make our "unopposed" Family Medicine residency a unique place to begin your career in family medicine.

Our program was founded as a GP residency in the 1950s; in the 1970s we embraced the new specialty of Family Medicine. We have experience plenty of change over the years and throughout these changes we have maintained the core aspects of our program: high resident responsibility in patient care; one-on-one supportive teaching and supervision across the spectrum of care; and finding value in care of the underserved.

Some brief highlights of our curriculum include community-based Family Medicine Clinic training; extensive practical and procedural obstetrics; hospital-based medicine from surgical, internal medicine and family medicine perspectives; procedural training across all specialties; global health; and structured problem-based learning and personal and professional development. An overview of the entire curriculum can be found here:

We are a safety-net, integrated healthcare system with its heart in the community we serve. We enjoy tremendous collegiality between the medical specialties and all members of the care team, including nurses, social workers, and administrative staff. This plays a large role in why many of our graduating residents each year choose to begin their careers working here as Attendings.

I hope our website begins to give you a sense of our program and people. Thank you for taking a closer look at us.

Brian Johnson, M.D.
Program Director