Leadership

Daniel Castro, M.D.
Daniel Castro, M.D.Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine

This program exists in order to assist you in your quest to become a physician. In the process, you will become a lifelong learner and an activist for social change. You will learn how to define your own educational and social needs and you will be offered the opportunity to become active in setting the program’s educational and social priorities; you will become a co-owner of the program. In the process of learning how to teach, you will become a better learner and you will be enhanced with leadership skills in preparation for your future role in the community.

Here, you will find a program united in the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege. We cannot and will not stand idle as the most vulnerable in this society become neglected and forgotten…

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Our residents come with the courage, enthusiasm, dedication, and idealism to make difference possible…

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Our mission is to train dedicated, resourceful family physicians, to foster their ability to advocate and partner with disenfranchised populations, and to create healthy communities and eliminate health disparities.

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Learn more about our 3-week ambulatory-based sub-I program, our Summer Urban Health Fellowships which is a program available for medical,college and high school students.

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Residents have a longitudinal Community Medicine curriculum designed to facilitate the development of knowledge, attitude, skills, and behavior to place their patients’ needs in the context oftheir community, in order to become more effective, socially conscious family physicians.

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Offices Hours & Location

  • Location                                                                                                        
    1403 West Lomita Blvd

    Second Floor

    Harbor City, California 90710

    Patient care issues: 310-534-7600

Our Family

Our mission is to train dedicated, resourceful family physicians, to foster their ability to advocate and partner with disenfranchised populations, and to create healthy communities and eliminate health disparities.

Curriculum

Overview our curriculum.

Fellowships

The family medicine residency program hosts a fully-accredited fourth-year position in Sports Medicine Fellowship, leading to a Certificate of Added Qualification established in 2001.

Currently we have a Title 7 grant funded  Transforming Primary Care Fellowship  that prepares recent residency graduates to lead, teach, and implement new models of primary care with a special focus on care for medically underserved populations

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Applying to the Department of Family Medicine

This residency program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We do not solicit nor recruit intern applicants outside of the Match.
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