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Family Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  Camp Pendleton, CA

Accredited:  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Graduation from Medical School; if completed a prior accredited PGY-1 residency year, may start at the PGY-2 level with Program Director approval

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  39

Approved per Year (if applicable): variable

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  MS3 (USUHS Core Site) and MS4s

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  760-719-3675 or 760-719-3364


Program Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) offers an outstanding environment for Family Medicine training. Enjoying an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean, we deliver a world-class, full-scope training experience that promotes clinical excellence. We are the only residency program in the facility, providing robust exposure to primary care, sports medicine, procedural training, inpatient medicine, maternity and newborn care. We graduate leaders. Residents achieve increasing independence and responsibility during their time here. They become teachers for their junior residents and clinical team. They become recognized leaders in the hospital as active participants in process improvement and key members on hospital committees that influence patient care policy.

We have 13 full-time Family Medicine Faculty, all board-certified and passionate about resident education. Backgrounds are diverse, including a wealth of operational military experience and a strong corps of civilian physicians from across the country. Numerous faculty have advanced training in Geriatrics, Obstetrics, Acupuncture, and Sports Medicine. We host the Navy’s longest-standing Sports Medicine Primary Care Fellowship.

We are a proud member of the medical community in San Diego County, enjoying long-standing partnerships with regional facilities that enhance the diversity of our resident experience. Our residents rotate with experts at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) (ICU, NICU), Rady Children’s Hospital (Inpatient Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine), University of California San Diego Jacobs Medical Center (Inpatient Adult Medicine), and Palomar Hospital (Trauma Emergency Medicine). We also enjoy close ties with both blue-side Navy (San Diego) and green-side USMC (Camp Pendleton) operational units and medical teams.

Southern California boasts great weather, great attractions, and great recreational opportunities. Surfing, running, cycling, sailing, camping, and hiking are common diversions. Disneyland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Padres, and the San Diego Wave are in our backyard. Los Angeles is 90 minutes north and home to more attractions and opportunities.

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Contact Us

Family Medicine Residency Program

Location: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Family Medicine Department

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT

Phone: 760-719-3675

Alternate: 760-719-3364

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