Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Our mission is to train broadly based family physicians who are highly competent clinicians, capable of serving the needs of all members of the community.

Our Vision

The Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) Family Medicine Residency Program will be recognized for its exceptionally skilled graduates who:

  • Have exemplary clinical reasoning and information handling skills.
  • Can evaluate the needs of patients and manage the system of care for their benefit.
  • Can utilize scientific evidence as the basis for the most appropriate health care choices.
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural and gender sensitivity in the healing relationship.
  • Acknowledge the importance of spiritual and psychosocial issues in health and illness.
  • Understand the business and economic aspects of medical practice.
  • Can help shape the health care environment of the 21st century.

Our Goals and Objectives

The AHGL Family Medicine Residency Program endeavors to train residents in a comprehensive model of family medicine, fostering a humanistic approach to medical care and education. In order to best achieve this, the program has adopted the general core competencies as defined by the ACGME. Each resident will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in these competencies by the end of the three years, as well as show progress toward mastering these competencies throughout their residency.

Patient Care - Skilled delivery of compassionate, appropriate, effective patient care, including procedural care and promotion of health.

Medical knowledge - Experienced and able to adeptly use knowledge in evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as ability to apply this knowledge to patient care.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement - Investigates and evaluates patient care issues, assimilates scientific evidence and implements improvements in patient care.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills - Proficient in effectively communicating information to patients and families, educating patients/families and communicating with other health professionals.

Professionalism - Committed to carrying out professional responsibilities, adhering to ethical principles and showing sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

Systems-Based Practice - Aware and responsive to the larger health care system, as well as ability to call upon appropriate system resources to provide optimal, cost-effective patient care.