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Family Medicine

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC), an affiliate of California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), is committed to the training of highly skilled, competent, and caring family physicians. Our main goal is talent development for practice readiness and to address the projected shortage of family physicians.

Our program has several hallmarks which include a community hospital atmosphere at CVMC, academic opportunities through our partner CUSM and the resident Continuity Clinic located in a FQHC.


Our emphasis is on education, not service. We are focused on both inpatient and outpatient experiences for our residents. We firmly believe in being supportive and allowing each resident flexibility to participate in areas of interest. Our residents experience a balance of professional autonomy with progressive levels of supervision. They also have the opportunity to supervise and teach underclassmen and medical students in a variety of disciplines.

We offer competitive annual salaries, monthly travel allowance, an education fund to support learning and a thorough benefits package.

Program Mission

The Chino Valley Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program’s primary goal is to train competent and compassionate family medicine physicians who will improve healthcare access to the under-served communities of Southern California, more particularly San Bernardino County.

The aim is to instill the core value of service and commitment to the under-served medical communities. Through a humanistic working environment and curriculum, the program intends to inspire physicians to promote Wellness and enact positive change in existing models of care through clinically sound, responsible, innovative, and compassionate care.

Program Goals

The Prime West Consortium Chino Valley Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program’s goals for our residents are to: Create an environment for scholarly activity and quality improvement with a focus on topics applicable to the community. Encourage life-long learning and improvement. Increase the number of primary care physicians in the greater Inglewood region. Address socio-economic barriers to healthcare in the community. Prepare residents for exam passage for the ABIM board exam or AOA equivalent. 

Program Aims

  • To train well-rounded family physicians providing evidence-based, cost-effective, and high-quality healthcare.
  • To instill in family physicians the importance of “Wellness” for the mind and body.
  • To recruit high-quality residents from diverse backgrounds that are committed to the region.
  • To promote lifelong growth as a physician and within the healthcare system.
  • To support faculty and residents in scholarly activity specifically designed to improve patient care, access, quality, and outcomes.
  • To grow and sustain high-quality faculty through faculty development and mentoring
  • To provide an educational curriculum that is innovative, responsive, and flexible to the learning goals of the residents and that will prepare them for the ABFM board exam.
  • Diversity

The local community has a plethora of racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, and socioeconomic diversity. The program aims to mirror this diversity in its residents. We will recruit an applicant pool that has roots in the region and display an interest in contributing to the region.

We will continue to utilize the traditional markers for ranking applicants i.e. MSPE, LORS, Exams, however an applicant cannot be fully assessed based on metrics. We will view the applicant as a complete individual and ultimately recruit applicants that can serve the increasingly diverse San Bernardino County population. We offer J1 Visa sponsorship as well.

Diversity Statement

Chino Valley and the surrounding communities are extremely diverse. We aim to capture and reflect the diversity in our residency personnel. Eventually, we hope to establish a diverse recruiting pipeline and retain our residents as faculty. In regard to residency personnel, we hope to recruit from the local community and provide tools and opportunities for advancement within our organization. 

The program currently boasts diversity in its faculty and staff that is reflection of the community. The vision is to maintain our diversity by recruiting residents as mentioned in the prior section and eventually retaining them in our program. With time we hope to build a pipeline that continues to build the diversity in our program and serves the community by inspiring lower income high school students, mentoring underserved undergraduate students, fostering local medical students in primary care and then recruiting and retaining physicians in the community and program. 

Program Values

  • Clinical
    • To train residents through an evidence-based curriculum, to become well-rounded family physicians providing evidence-based, cost-effective, and family-centered healthcare to an underserved community.
    • Encourage screening process of certain diagnosis such as substance abuse, depression, etc.
    • To continuously improve clinical care through QI projects.
  • Education
    • To actively recruit a richly diverse team of residents.
    • To engage residents through bedside learning, multi-disciplinary coordination and learning, didactics, procedure workshops, and opportunities to personalize their training and support their autonomy through electives, inter-professional roles, and committee memberships.
    • To grow and sustain faculty through development and mentoring.
  • Research
    • To support faculty, residents, and medical students in community-based and clinical research specifically designed to improve patient care, quality, and outcomes.
    • To guide and support residents throughout the research process from inquiry to presentation.
  • Graduates
    • To produce family medicine residency graduates with distinctive qualities and abilities that enable them to become community leaders, public servants, leaders in their medical fields in research and development, and ultimately instruments to invoke change and improvement in healthcare and society.

About Chino Valley, California

Nestled in Southern California, Chino is a hidden gem known for its family-friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community.

The city’s agricultural roots are celebrated at the Chino Youth Museum, where visitors can explore hands-on exhibits and learn about the area’s farming heritage. Chino’s appeal extends to its outdoor offerings. Prado Regional Park entices nature enthusiasts with its picturesque lakes, fishing opportunities, and picnic spots, while the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park offers a serene escape for birdwatching and appreciating local flora and fauna. The Planes of Fame Air Museum captivates aviation enthusiasts with an impressive collection of vintage aircraft.

The city sits just a short drive from the breathtaking beaches of Orange County, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the oasis of Palm Springs. Downtown Los Angeles isn’t far, and San Diego is a couple of hours down the Southern California coast.

You can learn more about life in Chino by visiting

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