Consider joining the Ventura Family Medicine family

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) is a premier site for full spectrum, unopposed Family Medicine residency training. Affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine, VCMC is one of the original 15 programs approved in Family Practice and has been educating physicians since 1928. Graduates of the program are equipped with the skills to work anywhere, especially with the medically underserved.  The program is committed to equity and inclusion.

Ventura residents establish continuity primary care practices for a diverse patient population in the Academic Family Medicine Center while managing VCMC's inpatient medicine, surgery, OB, ICU, ER, and pediatrics services. They learn from weekly protected didactic time, enjoy each others' company during an annual all-resident retreat, and live in Ventura, California.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.  Whether you're a medical student interested in an externship, a college student looking for a summer experience in the medical field, or a member of the community wanting to learn more about the excellent training program here in Ventura, we hope you find the information you need here.  Visitors are always welcome - feel free to call us, or stop by the office to learn more.


We offer full spectrum training in a Family Medicine centric, supportive learning environment.  Intruiged?


We offer fourth-year family medicine externships, a summer scholars program to introduce college students to the medical profession, and the HOPE high school, community college and university summer explorers and apprentice programs.  Learn more about these opportunities and apply here.


For additional training after residency, we offer a variety of fellowships including Addiction Medicine, Faculty Development, High-Risk Obstetrics, Maternal-Child Health, and Global Health.



We are full spectrum Family Medicine. 
Our graduates are empowered to serve with continuity of care in all settings, valuing all peoples.

As one of the original Family Medicine training programs, we take seriously the idea that a well-trained family doctor is the centerpiece of a strong healthcare system, especially in resource-limited settings.  That's why we offer such a breadth of maternity, inpatient, and emergency training in addition to a strong continuity practice.

While our history has earned us respect as one of the country's top Family Medicine programs, we are evolving to keep up with a changing landscape.  We've started programs in Palliative Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  We've formed partnerships to launch a Community Medicine rotation.  We've embarked on a deep dive into assessing and improving our culture around equity and inclusion. 

We are committed to cultivating another generation of the finest Family Doctors.



We'd love to hear from you.  Please write or call if there is anything more we can tell you about our program.

300 Hillmont Ave, Building 340, Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 652-6228

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