Program Director, Family Medicine

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Job ID: EB-2012797751
Job Title: Program Director, Family Medicine
Location: Crescent City, CA

Program Director – Family Medicine
Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency | Crescent City Rural Training Track
Sutter Health | Sutter Coast Hospital
Crescent City, California

Join the leadership at one of the newest Family Medicine Rural Training Track residencies in California!

Sutter Health, a Forbes Best Employer, is a supportive organization and is seeking a Family Medicine physician educator (MD or DO) to contribute to the growth and development of the Crescent City Rural Training Track at Sutter Coast Hospital and Sutter Coast Community Clinic in Crescent City, CA.

The new Rural Training Track at Sutter Coast Hospital has partnered with one of the oldest Family Medicine residencies in the country for an urban site, Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, to continue building and training full spectrum family physicians in the highly competitive Northern California region, with the goal of expanding access to quality care in rural areas.

Sutter Health invites nominations and applications for the full-time position of Program Director, Family Medicine Residency RTT at Sutter Coast Hospital. This position will support and amplify Sutter’s longstanding commitment to GME by positioning Sutter Crescent City Rural Training Track/Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency as the premier rural training program in Northern California. The first two resident physicians are expected to begin their residency in 2025, with a total of six physician residents in the rural residency program every year by 2027 (four in Crescent City and two in Santa Rosa). This position is focused on addressing the critical physician shortage and health equity needs through supporting the expansion of Sutter’s GME program, which is projected to train more than 18,000 residents over the next 20 years.

Sutter Health Network:
  • Recognized for its excellence in compassionate, patient-centered model of care based on evidence and outcomes.
  • Received multiple awards for our quality, innovation, and leadership.
  • Multidisciplinary group including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistant, and certified nurse midwives.
  • Supports and encourages leadership and advancement opportunities.
Where You’ll Work:
  • The Program Director will be a highly qualified individual who is board-certified/eligible in Family Medicine and has a strong interest in graduate medical education. As the PD, you will play a vital role in helping shape the future of our residency program and ensuring its success.
  • Our Mission is to train excellent full spectrum family physicians who are committed to providing clinically competent and compassionate care to patients in rural and underserved communities in Northern California.
  • Access to an integrated delivery system of hospitals, outpatient care and surgery centers, home health and hospice care, laboratory and pharmacy services, research facilities, and Sutter’s Institute for Advancing Health Equity.
  • Live and work in the most innovative region in the world: Northern California is the birthplace of pioneers, and Sutter Health is right at home in this cradle of innovation and powerful progress. You’ll be in proximity to NorCal’s world-class destinations like Crescent City and the Redwoods Coast, Oregon Coast, Lake Tahoe, Santa Rosa, Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Napa Valley wine country. The region is refreshingly open-minded and is renowned for its cultural diversity and array of impeccable dining options, award-winning attractions and entertainment, and outdoor, coastal adventures. Home to the tallest trees in the world, Crescent City is the largest city on the Redwoods Coast.
    • Crescent City, California sits between the mighty Pacific Ocean, ancient California redwood forests and tribal lands, and two wild rivers. Discover our gateway to California’s Only World Heritage Site, the Redwood National and State Parks, sprawling beaches, craggy overlooks, stunning trails, local art, rich history, casino gaming, welcoming events and delicious dining all packed into one spirited place.
    • Easy Access: Multiple airlines offering daily flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Del Norte County Regional Airport/Jack McNamara Field (CEC).
Your Qualifications:


  • Medical Degree: MD or DO is required.
  • Board certified by the ABFM and/or AOBFM is required.

Professional Experience

  • At least three (3) years’ experience practicing Family Medicine required and at least two (2) years’ experience in medical student and/or resident education strongly preferred.
  • Rural practice with both IP and OP background would be most attractive.
Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to apply online via the “Apply Online” button below. Direct all expressions of interest, including a CV, to Elaine Auerbach at: and/or

Contact Information:
Elaine Auerbach, MBA, MPH
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5259 – Direct

Comprehensive Compensation + Benefits:

Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package. Learn more about Sutter’s Benefits Highlights.

Sutter Health has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to recruit for this executive leadership position for the Sutter Health Network. It is the policy of the Sutter Health Network to provide equal employment for all qualified individuals; to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, disability or status as a veteran or a disabled veteran. We promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program within our service area.