Our Program Highlights

  • Unopposed county hospital residency where residents have primary clinical responsibility for all of their patients.
  • Dedicated FM and specialty faculty who take great pride in their supervision of patient care and in their teaching.
  • Large enough to provide depth of experience in all key clinical areas; small enough to have a real “family” feeling where everybody knows everybody.
  • Modern facility, including Level III NICU; Acute Rehab Unit; Locked Mental Health Unit, and the only heliport in the region.
  • Academic affiliation with UCSF – Dept. of Family and Community Medicine.
  • Student clerkships available, with modern housing nearby.

Our Rotations

  • Outstanding Community Medicine curriculum – practical and clinically-relevant.
  • Established Night Float system – for over 20 years.
  • FM Inpatient Service fully integrated with our local community/migrant health organization (CSVS – Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas) and our local Health Department clinics – sharing faculty, patients and resources.
  • Opportunity for residents to have their FM continuity clinics at an off-campus CSVS or Public Health Department site.
  • Opportunity for 2 Away Electives.

Our Patients

  • Predominantly Latino (about 80%); many Spanish-speaking only.
  • Predominantly public-insured (about 80%); mostly MediCal.
  • Universally friendly and grateful.

Our Facility

  • 172 bed county owned medical center.
  • Built in 1998, with state of the art equipment and seismically-safe environment.

Our Community

  • Located on California’s scenic Central Coast, adjacent to the Monterey Peninsula, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
  • Major agricultural center, with a rural community feeling.
  • Outdoor activities – both land and water; Monterey Bay Aquarium; National Steinbeck Center; Monterey Jazz Festival; Big Sur; Wineries and Restaurants; and more!

Natividad Medical Center • 1441 Constitution Blvd. • Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 755-4111