CURRICULUM

 

UCSF Fresno offers a well-balanced curriculum to its 36 residents who are trained at a wide variety of clinical sites, encompassing inpatient and ambulatory training in both urban and rural settings.  Over 40 affiliation agreements are maintained to tailor our residents' experiences to their educational needs.  Clinical and administrative personnel, work collaboratively in order to maximize learning opportunities. 

 

UCSF Fresno provides intensive, structured inpatient learning opportunities.  Family medicine residents are assigned to teaching services at the following hospitals:  Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC); Valley Children’s Health Care, the only pediatric hospital in the San Joaquin Valley; Adventist Medical Center-Reedley, a rural hospital located 30 minutes from Fresno, and Veteran’s Administration Central California Health Care System.

 

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 medicine & family medicine inpatient service as well as a variety of outstanding specialists.

All of the attending physicians at CRMC are part of the UCSF volunteer clinical faculty, 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 Reedley.  Each first year resident rotates on the Reedley inpatient service along with a third year senior resident.  This team works directly with family physicians providing full scope family medicine with a special emphasis on obstetrics.  Faculty perform C-sections and are eager to train interested residents in this skill. All residents in all years of training obtain valuable experience in rural medicine at this site, and 12 provide care to continuity patients in the adjacent clinic

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UCSF Fresno pays careful attention to its curricular offerings.  A curriculum committee consisting of residents and faculty 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 and the curriculum modified and updated as necessary.