Sponsored by Sutter Health

Affiliated with
University of California, San Francisco

Excellence Integrity Relationship

Mission Statement

The Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency is committed to educating outstanding physicians with a strong family medicine identity, grounded in science and guided by empathy and compassion.


  • Advance learning through scholarship, critical thinking, and self-reflection.
  • Encourage health and reduce suffering of individuals and families, vulnerable populations, and the greater community.
  • Advocate for social justice, the underserved, and universal health care.
  • Provide a learning environment that supports humanity, compassion and connection.

Four Educational Pillars

  1. Supervised Resident Autonomy: where residents experience the responsibility of the care of patients.
  2. Environment of Academia: where students teach and teachers learn.
  3. Environment of Humanism and Social Justice:
    • An acknowledgement of the rights for every patient’s access to health care.
    • An acknowledgment of the intense period of personal growth and development during residency.
  4. Developing a strong sense of a Family Medicine Identity