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.




Gene W. Kallsen Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine


The UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine is raising funds for its first endowed chair, which honors the life work of Dr. Gene Kallsen.  Dr. Kallsen is highly respected for his contributions to emergency medicine and EMS.  He has dedicated nearly 40 years to UCSF Fresno - as one of our earliest residents, then joining the faculty, later becoming Chair. The Gene. W. Kallsen, MD, Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine will support excellence in education and leadership at UCSF Fresno by permanently endowing the position and providing a stable source of funding to continue attracting highly skilled, talented and innovative emergency physicians and educators. Thanks to lead donor (Community Regional Medical Center) and other key donors (Central California Faculty Medical Group, American Ambulance, Department of Emergency Medicine), we have already raised over $600,000 toward our goal of $1 million. To make a donation, please click here and select Gene W. Kallsen in the second section.