• Phone: 747-212-3441
  • Advanced Illness Management: 747-307-3708
  • Fax: 747-273-0965

1560 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 355
Glendale, CA 91206

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

What is a Resident Physician?


A resident physician is someone who has completed rigorous coursework in Medical School and obtained their Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. They are now undergoing additional training in their chosen specialty, while delivering exceptional care to patients who benefit from combined expertise from their recent training as well as the experience of the attending physician. 

Training Process

  • Medical School Education: Resident physicians must first complete a four-year university degree followed by a four-year medical school degree.

  • Residency Training: Family Medicine residents, for example, must undergo an additional three years of training under the supervision of experienced physicians certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

  • Supervision and Mentorship: Throughout their training, residents are under continuous supervision by attending physicians/faculty who have completed their own residency training and often additional fellowship training.

Ensuring Optimal Care

  • Precepting Process: Residents are required to obtain detailed patient histories and conduct thorough examinations before presenting cases to attending physicians. This process, known as precepting, ensures patients receive optimal care while residents learn and prepare to become future physicians.

Welcome the Best and Brightest

Next time a resident physician enters the exam room before the attending, consider welcoming them as your future doctor. They are dedicated individuals who have worked tirelessly to provide the best care possible while continuing their education.

Resident physicians represent the best and brightest of our society, committed to helping patients and continuously learning to improve their skills. Embracing them as future doctors fosters a supportive environment for their growth and development.

Call (747) 212-3441 to make an appointment.