Rural Track Program – Grass Valley, CA

The Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program is an integrated rural training program based out of the Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program. Residents will complete their intern year at Methodist Hospital and Mercy Family Medical Clinic in Sacramento, CA. In their second and third years (PGY-2 and PGY-3), residents will train in the beautiful, historic town of Grass Valley, CA at Chapa-De Indian Health Clinic (Tribal FQHC), Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and local subspecialty outpatient offices. We are partnering with two medical organizations with deep ties to the community and surrounding area. The program will be rewarding while appropriately intense with a challenging, inpatient heavy intern year to prepare residents for their rural training in PGY-2 and PGY-3. We are dedicated to work-life balance and the surrounding environment makes that very easy. The continuity clinic abuts a scenic 5 mile trail loop that is one of hundreds of miles of beautiful trails in our scenic Nevada County. Lake Tahoe and the Sierra foothills have numerous skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running, fishing, boating, rafting and kayaking opportunities less than an hour away. Year round sunshine and abundant natural beauty make the outdoors your playground.

Unique Features

We are committed to quality driven, team-based training that compassionately puts the patient first regardless of the income, race, or gender and harnesses the expertise of each member of our multi-disciplinary partnership.

* Train at a High Quality Tribal Federally Qualified Health Center
* New, Rural Unopposed Program
* Robust longitudinal medication assisted substance use treatment program
* Global health rotation (which can also be a Reservation experience)
* Full-Spectrum Family Medicine with High Outpatient Procedure Volume
* Post Residency Job Opportunities in Rural Northern California

Additional Information

A New Full Spectrum Rural Training Program
We are a newly accredited rural training program interviewing our first class in 2022. A new program is not for everyone, but we have multiple layers of support to ensure a high quality education. We will offer an amazing rural experience with a high volume, high acuity urban intern year. Our Sponsoring Institution, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program, has been thriving for over 20 years. Your PGY-2/3 will be split between our tribal health FQHC continuity clinic, Chapa-De Indian Health, which opened almost 50 years ago and a great rural community hospital which is part of a regional hospital system.  Graduates have practiced as primary care clinicians, hospitalists, urgent care physicians among others both domestically and internationally. We are looking for self-starters who would like to create an exceptional, full-spectrum family medicine program with us, to train the next generation of rural family physicians.

All applications should be made through ERAS only. We welcome qualified graduates from both allopathic and osteopathic programs. Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program. The Sierra Nevada Family Medicine Residency Program has a separate match number for the Family Medicine NRMP from the Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Family Medicine Residency Program. Our official name on NRMP is the Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Program – ACGME Program # 1200500003.