The UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency is a dynamic program which has graduated over 250 residents since its inception in 1970. It is a model for community-based training, balancing service and education needs for a large multi-cultural underserved population. UCSF Fresno offers outstanding ambulatory and inpatient care, including obstetrics, in a variety of settings. The program is distinguished by its urban and rural family health centers, and by its weekly educational half-days covering behavioral science, family medicine, geriatrics, and procedural skills topics.
UCSF Fresno residents receive a wealth of clinical experience in a range of settings. Residents work at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) caring for a large multi-cultural, indigent population. Family medicine residents also work at Selma Community Hospital, Community Medical Center-Fresno, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center-Fresno, and Veteran’s Administration Central California Health Care System (VA).
Community Regional Medical Center, located in downtown Fresno, recently underwent a $245 million dollar expansion. The CRMC campus includes a spectacular new home for the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. Administrative offices for family medicine as well as six other residency programs are located in the new UCSF Fresno Center.
Selma Community Hospital provides all of our residents with a unique rural experience including operative obstetrics in a hospital run by family physicians and administered by the well-established Adventist Health System. It is adjacent to our family health center in Selma.
In addition to the inpatient and outpatient experience described above, all UCSF Fresno Family Medicine residents experience a variety of community-based training sites. Rotations in psychiatry, geriatrics, ambulatory procedures, and outpatient gynecology contribute to resident training. UCSF Fresno residents benefit from outstanding behavioral science training which incorporates shadowing, videotaping, formal behavioral science feedback, and an integrated series of presentations on behavioral science and multi-cultural topics. As an added bonus, residents are provided certification training in Advanced Trauma Life Support (taught by the UCSF Fresno surgery program), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (taught by family medicine faculty), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation (taught by the UCSF Fresno pediatric program).
All residents receive a personal digital assistant when they join our program. Technical support for computer hardware and software is readily available. UCSF Fresno has catalogued over 500 educational power point presentations which are available through our intranet web site.
UCSF Fresno has a strong administrative infrastructure which allows residents and faculty to concentrate on learning and caring for patients. Key personnel include a full-time administrator, a residency coordinator, scheduling coordinator, and a curriculum coordinator. UCSF Fresno has a nurse dedicated to addressing practice management issues and providing key quality assurance and utilization feedback to residents.
UCSF Fresno graduates have found that the education they receive has allowed them to be independent practitioners who are confident in their knowledge and skills in all areas of family medicine.
For more information, please contact our Program Director, Ivan Gomez, MD, 155 N Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93701, (559) 499-6450