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.  Clinical and administrative personnel, including a full-time scheduling coordinator, work collaboratively in order 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); Children's Hospital of Central California, the only pediatric hospital in the San Joaquin Valley; and Adventist Medical Center-Reedley, a rural hospital located 30 minutes from Fresno.

 

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 communities of Reedley and Selma.  Each first year resident rotates on the Reedley inpatient service.  Residents in Reedley work directly with family physicians providing full scope family medicine with a special emphasis on obstetrics.  Reedley family medicine faculty physicians 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.  Residents also provide care to continuity patients at Adventist Medical Center-Selma and work in the Selma Family Health Center located next to that rural hospital. 

 

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 curriculum modified and updated as necessary.