CURRICULUM

 

UCSF Fresno offers a well balanced curriculum.  Residents are trained at a wide variety of clinical sites, encompassing inpatient and ambulatory training in both urban and rural settings.  UCSF Fresno maintains over 40 affiliation agreements to tailor our residents' experiences to their educational needs.  A full-time curriculum coordinator works hand-in-hand with our full-time scheduling coordinator to maximize learning opportunities and minimize scheduling conflicts.

 

UCSF Fresno provides intensive, structured inpatient learning opportunities.  Family medicine residents are assigned to teaching services at three hospitals:  Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), which has undergone a quarter billion dollar renovation; Children's Hospital of Central California, the only pediatric hospital in the San Joaquin Valley; and Selma Community Hospital, a rural family medicine-dominated institution adjacent to the Selma Family Health Center.

 

The bulk of inpatient training is provided at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC).  Residents are supervised by family physicians skilled in inpatient care on the family medicine inpatient service.  At CRMC, family medicine residents are also trained by a variety of outstanding specialists.  All of the attending physicians at CRMC are part of the UCSF volunteer clinical faculty, are dedicated to meeting the training needs of all residents, and are committed to caring for the underserved populations served by our residents.

 

In addition to outstanding training in urban inpatient settings, all family medicine residents have the opportunity to work in the rural community of Selma.  Each first year resident rotates on the Selma family medicine inpatient service.  Residents in Selma work directly with family physicians providing full scope family medicine with a special emphasis on obstetrics.  Selma family medicine faculty physicians perform C-sections and are eager to train interested residents in this skill.  Second and third year residents have the opportunity to do additional months on the Selma inpatient service, take call at Selma, and work in the Selma Family Health Center located next to the hospital. 

 

UCSF Fresno pays careful attention to its curricular offerings.  A curriculum committee meets monthly to critically appraise our curricula.  Each curricular area is reviewed every six months and an in-depth analysis is done on an annual basis.  Resident evaluations of rotations are reviewed so that each curricular area can be modified and updated as necessary.  Residents are involved on all curricular committees.