Romeo Castillo, MD

A message from Romeo C. Castillo, MD
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program – Palmdale

I would like to welcome you to become a part of our new program sponsored by an institution with over 12 years tradition of providing high quality, compassionate care to culturally rich and diverse communities. The communities we serve mostly consist of individuals and families with a variety of socioeconomic, language and cultural barriers with broad healthcare needs.

Our institution partnered with community organizations and agencies to ensure the provision of a wide spectrum of services for our patients. Our curriculum is designed to provide residents with diverse learning experiences to hone their knowledge, skills and attitude. This will prepare them for independent practice of medicine.

We aspire to train residents who value professionalism, excellence, compassion, dedication and hard work, and are receptive to the concept of whole-person care. One of the most exciting and crucial phases in the physician professional journey is selecting training programs that will provide a strong foundation for autonomous clinical practice.

If you feel that our program is suited for you and if you possess the attributes to which we aspire, I invite you to consider joining us. This is where you can begin shaping your future as not only a place to learn, but a place to grow and give back.

I am looking forward to becoming a part of your growth and your journey.

The mission of our Family Medicine residency program is to develop family medicine physicians as primary care specialists who will provide high-quality, compassionate, holistic and family-centered care to a diverse patient population with various needs and backgrounds.

The goal of the Palmdale Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program is to offer post-graduate residency training in Family Medicine for three years in length, complying with ACGME guidelines and requirements. Residents will be provided with educational and learning experience within the framework of the six core competencies to meet all the requirements for specialty board certification and with the ultimate goal of safe independent practice of Family Medicine as a specialty.

Program AIMs

The following AIMs were conceived to support our institutional and program mission of achieving our educational goal.

  1. To develop family medicine physicians who possess the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide holistic, comprehensive, culturally sensitive patient and family-centered care to diverse communities within the Antelope Valley and nearby communities.
  2. To train future primary care physicians who are prepared to practice in any setting while providing excellent evidence-based care to various types of populations they will serve by providing a diverse clinical learning experience in a variety of clinical settings.
  3. To provide a learning experience that includes a strong foundation in population health management and an understanding of social determinants of health with the goal of improving clinical outcomes in cost-effective care.
  4. To provide training where the concept of adaptive learning and flexibility for individual learning is given high consideration by supporting residents’ areas of interest.
  5. To provide training that promotes and emphasizes personal growth, the culture of lifelong learning and well-being that will lead to a long fulfilling career in primary care by equipping residents with the tools to enhance their educational experience and skills to maintain and sustain wellness and effective work-life balance.
  6. To provide a learning experience that fosters teamwork and strong inter-professional collaboration by providing a learning environment that promotes respect and collegiality.
  7. To provide training that incorporates a culture of inquiry, the environment of scholarship, and performance improvement by strengthening faculty role modeling and providing innovative pedagogical methods.
Thank you for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.


Our curriculum features ambulatory, inpatient, didactics and research. Rotations are held at Palmdale Regional Medical Center and other health centers.

Salaries and Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and other benefits.

Application Process

Apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application process.