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The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine residency program is a four-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches ten PGY-1 residents each year.

The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.



Program Director – James Comes, MD


For information about our application requirements please see below. For answers to specific questions, please contact:
Donna Armijo, Residency Program Coordinator

155 N Fresno St, Fresno CA 93701
Telephone: (559) 499-6440
FAX: 559-499-6441
E-mail: emergency@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/em
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu



Application Requirements: ( Program Specific Information)
In selection, emphasis is on academic accomplishments, conscientiousness, emotional maturity, demonstrated clinical performance, and dedication to the field of emergency medicine.

Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for an appointment contract for residency training with “The University of California” all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of all anticipated years of training:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.

California Medical License-
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:

  • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
  • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training

Background Checks
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community. All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
The State of California requires that graduates of schools outside the U.S. or Canada obtain a “Postgraduate Training Authorization” letter authorizing residency training in California. The letter is valid for entry into a training program for one year. The expected start date for residency training must be before the letter expires (one year from issue date).

You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to commence residency training in the United States. Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org for additional information on how to obtain certification.

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