View the EM Orientation Video here!






Founded in 1974 at Valley Medical Center in Fresno County, the Emergency Medicine residency is one of the first EM programs in the country. We offer a four-year program (PGY 1-4) with 10 residents per year, featuring a strong emphasis on clinical teaching and hands-on training.

Our giant, new, state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 trauma center and Burn center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of 110,000.




Congratulations to Jeff Riddell, MD for being awarded a $4000 grant from the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA).  His study titled “Prospective randomized crossover evaluation of a flipped classroom model for emergency medicine trainees” will attempt to determine the efficacy of a new educational paradigm in graduate medical education.

The WGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC promoting excellence in medical education by fostering the professional development of educators and advancing research in medical education.



Congratulations to Deena Bengiamin, Stacy Sawtelle, Stu Maxwell, Peter Anastopoulos, Omar Guzman and Jaime Antuna for receiving the Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Their winning project was titled, “Development of an Inter-professional Patient Safety Curriculum in Emergency Medicine using Simulation” and will be presented at the upcoming UCSF Education Symposium.