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About Our Program


The St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka Family Medicine Residency, a brand new residency program, welcomes its first class of 6 residents in July 2019. The program is a partnership between St. Joseph Hospital and Open Door Community Health Centers (FQHC), and has been in development since 2016. Additionally, the program will partner with the St. Joseph Health Medical Group to provide education to residents in their fields. Since its inception, the program has gained wide support throughout the entire local medical community.


The St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka Family Medicine Residency trains residents to treat individuals in a way that recognizes their needs as a whole person. We accomplish this mission by teaching residents how to address the unique challenges of a rural, underserved community by nurturing the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of those we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Residents learn to be resourceful, autonomous providers and leaders in family medicine. Our residency program is built upon the belief that all healthcare starts with family medicine.


Preparing doctors to provide high quality, affordable health care in rural communities.


  • Produce fully competent physicians capable of providing high quality care to their patients.

  • Prepare residents with full-spectrum training and the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be competitive candidates for family medicine physician positions in Humboldt County and other rural communities.

  • Provide an environment in which residents may pursue special interests in underserved practice, rural practice, or research and academic endeavors.

  • Promote practice sites that give residents experience in caring for a wide variety of diverse patient populations with a broad mix of health problems and demographics, including care for the underserved.

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