UCSF Fresno recently launched two new training programs, a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in Internal Medicine and an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Program.
The Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship will enhance cancer care and reduce the need for patients to travel outside the Valley for sub-specialty care.
The current fellows in this three year program are Greg Gilmore, DO, and Mohamad Barkat, MD. Training take places primarily at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and VA Central California Health Care System with a bone marrow transplant rotation at UC San Francisco.
The Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program is one of only two such programs in California. It is the first PA program in the University of California system and the only one approved by the state. The goal of the 18-month long program is to bring more health care providers to the region by increasing the emergency medicine PA workforce in California, especially in the Central Valley.
The first two EM PA residents are John Ramos, PA-C, and Jannifer Matos, PA-C. Training includes rotation at CRMC in emergency medicine; pediatric emergency medicine; trauma; and specialty clinics such as dermatology, orthopedics, oral & maxillofacial surgery or ophthalmology; surgical critical care; medical critical care; burn; toxicology; anesthesia/emergency ultrasound and emergency medical services.
The addition of these programs brings the total number of fellowships at UCSF Fresno to 17 and the number of residency programs to 10.
Jess Mason, MD, UCSF Fresno’s Emergency Medicine Education Fellow is educating physicians throughout the U.S. and across the globe in EM issues, techniques and procedures as a host and producer of a new series of videos on YouTube called EM: RAP-HD that provide telemedicine training on various procedures. Segments are produced in the Clinical Skills Lab at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.
Help Support Our New Training Programs
To support the new UCSF Fresno training programs go to http://makeagift.fresno.ucsf.edu/ and note "training programs" under Additional Comments. To mail in a donation, make your check payable to UCSF Foundation and mail to UCSF Fresno Dept. of Development, 155 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93701.