Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a clinical branch of the University of California, San Francisco. The program was created with support from the California Legislature and the Veterans Administration to address the severe shortage of physicians practicing in California’s San Joaquin Valley and to increase access to continuing medical education in the region.

The program has grown in size and scope over the years. Today, UCSF Fresno plays a vital role in answering local healthcare needs ranging from training medical professionals to providing clinical care for patients to conducting research pertinent to the Valley’s diverse and growing population to creating a pipeline of students academically prepared to pursue careers in health and medicine. 

On an annual basis, UCSF Fresno trains approximately 245 medical residents in eight specialties and trains nearly 40 fellows in 12 sub-specialties. Approximately 250 medical students also receive training at UCSF Fresno throughout the year.

Growing Valley doctors is at the heart of UCSF Fresno. Since its inception, the program has graduated more than 2,000 resident physicians. More than one-third of physicians trained here stay in the area to care for community members.


It is an honor to serve as associate dean of this outstanding medical education program. I encourage you to learn more about UCSF Fresno and I invite you to join us in our mission of teaching, research and public service. 




Joan Voris, MD
Associate Dean
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program