Sponsored by Sutter Health

Affiliated with
University of California, San Francisco

Excellence Integrity Relationship

Mission Statement

Guided by equity and empathy, grounded in relationship and community, we train full-spectrum family physicians who provide exceptional care for systemically-disadvantaged patients and advocate for social justice.


  • 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