Encore Physicians Program


Finding purpose at community clinics serving low-income and immigrant families. 

Encore Physicians Program Application

There is no obligation — explore the opportunity

The Encore Physicians Program matches retired physicians to rewarding clinical roles in community health centers which deliver care to under-served populations. The physicians are paid a stipend for providing direct patient care and mentoring less experienced clinicians two days per week for one year. Please note: Presently the program is only recruiting physicians from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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How the Encore Physicians Program Works


  • The program matches retired physicians looking for a meaningful way to utilize their skills after retirement to community health centers. Please note: Presently the program is only recruiting physicians from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Physicians commit to work up to two days per week for a year in a community health center for a standard physician wage.
  • Encore identifies physicians interested in the program, sets up interviews to match physicians with health centers, and provides educational sessions and networking opportunities for members of the cohort.
  • Community health centers provide credentialing, develop work terms, pay the salary directly to physicians, arrange malpractice insurance and help onboard the physician.
  • Physicians provide direct patient care and mentoring of less experienced clinicians.


  • For questions, contact Dr. Gerald Bourne at [email protected].
  • In the South Bay, contact Dr. Pamela Parke: [email protected].
  • Apply using the above application.
  • Matches are based on mutual agreement only; a match is not guaranteed.

Throughout the year, the Program will bring participants together for networking and educational opportunities. The Encore Physicians Program is committed to providing an excellent experience for both physicians and clinics through a robust matching process, ongoing program support, communication and constructive evaluation.

Encore.org works with community health centers throughout the greater Bay Area. The project is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs.

Featured Encore Physician Story


Using experience to mentor other medical professionals dedicated to serving the community. 


Dr. Gerald Bourne, Encore Physicians Program, at [email protected] 

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