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Greetings from the Department of Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA.

We are a program that stands united in the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege. As such, our residents and faculty are committed to not only meeting the health needs of our community, but also addressing the barriers that impact their quality of life in order to promote an equitable society.

Our curriculum is forged so that residents work with and empower our most marginalized patients, whose major impediments to primary care are lack of financial resources and insurance. Our training sites are a living classroom, where our residents learn the skills needed to become excellent clinicians while working in medically underserved multicultural communities. Here, you will receive excellent training in chronic care delivery, treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic conditions, procedural training, as well as community based participatory curriculum in order to meet the needs of the community.

We aim to recruit trainees who have a passion for working with underserved populations, and provide them the skills and tools needed to be excellent clinical care providers, as well as community advocates and partners.

May you find fulfillment in the pursuit of all of your dreams.


Theresa Nevarez, MD, MBA
Program Director

Karen M. Olmos, MD, MPH
Assistant Program Director