Welcome to our Family Medicine Residency Program


Congratulations on persuing a career in family medicine.

Please allow me to introduce our program.  Our residency program has been around since 1972.  San Joaquin General Hospital is the dominate healthcare system for the underserved in our community.  We are affiliated with the University of Davis, California, a top research and tertiary medical center, which supplements our residents community hospital training.

Without a doubt, the ultimate goal of the San Joaquin Residency Program is to prepare its residents to practice in any environment.  This has translated into teaching our residents how to do everything within the scope of Family Medicine.  During their three years in our residency program, our residents learn evidence-based care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Our faculty love to teach and our program fosters a supportive relationship that you have to see for yourself on interview day.  Our residents are treated as colleagues, and encouraged to be autonomous while ensuring quality of care.

In addition to ensuring our residents are competent, we are commited to helping our residents thrive in their varying interests.  We have residents who have graduated from our program and gone onto fellowships in emergency medicine, sports medicine, and geriatrics.

As for myself, I have been involved in graduate medical education since graduating from family residency training in Chicago, IL.  I am board certified in Family Medicine. My interests include underserved populations, hospital medicine, outpatient medicine, emergency medicine, point of care ultrasound, and ambulatory procedures.  Outside of medicine, I enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer including soccer, snowboarding, and fishing in the more than 1000 miles of the American Delta waterways in the valley.  My staff and I are deeply dedicated to our residents.  We hope you will consider joining our family in the heart of San Joaquin County.

Warmest Regards,
Elyas Parsa
Program Director