Welcome to the UCSF Fresno Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program
Thank you for your interest in UCSF Fresno Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program. UCSF Fresno Community Regional Medical Center is dedicated to serving the diverse population of the Central Valley of California, and provides many specialists and medical innovation to this medically underserved area of California. We are excited to introduce our new Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program that will expand the career paths for the future leaders in Hospital Medicine offering training in research, teaching, and clinical experience with supervision and mentorship of very experienced academic hospital medicine faculty.
Why Hospital Medicine Fellowship?
Hospital medicine has been expanding for the last 20 years. As a result, most fellowship programs are continuing to grow into every aspect of medicine such as patient safety and hospitalization experiences; clinical outcomes and improvements; health care cost and resources utilization; electronic record implementation and informatics. Since healthcare is evolving quickly, demands on researchers, educators, and leaders are also increasing. While residency training prepares young physicians in expansion of medical knowledge and decision-making skills, pursuing a fellowship in Hospital Medicine trains physicians in research, education, and administration skills so that they may enter these roles earlier in their career paths.
Overview of Our Program
The HM program is based at the UCSF Fresno Community Regional Medical Center, a licensed 626-bed medical center, the 3rd busiest hospital in the state, as well as a major teaching institution in the Central Valley of California boasting multiple residency and fellowship training programs. Some highlights of the clinical expertise include a level 1 Trauma Center, a new Trauma/Critical Care Building, a 70-bed emergency department with an annual census over 110,000 per year – the third busiest in California, and a state-of-the-art Burn Unit.
Our curriculum is multi-faceted and offers experiences that provide a variety of opportunities to reach career goals with close mentorship from the academic hospital medicine faculty in a one-year hospital medicine fellowship program. Research skills are developed through a partnership with UCSF San Francisco campus participating in a 7-week clinical research skills workshop which will occur early in the fellowship. For clinical and teaching skills, the fellow will work as a teaching attending with IM residents on ward service for 6 weeks to provide teaching and/or curriculum implementation to the residents while on service. In addition, the HM fellow will also co-manage neurosurgery patients with the state-of-the-art neuroscience team for 6 weeks. The neuro-hospitalist team manages an average of 10 patients with diverse diagnoses including brain tumors, stroke, trauma, and hemorrhage, etc. We provide ample flexibility in our program for the fellow to take electives in which he/she is interested. Finally, expectations for scholarly activity is fulfilled through multiple avenues such as a research project, performance improvement, Grand round presentation, intradepartmental journal club, and Morbidity & Mortality conferences to enrich the fellowship experience.
We recognize and welcome the impact and importance of diversity among our physicians. We serve an ethnically diverse patient population with approximately 90 different ethnic groups represented from our area, and are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive care to our patients.
We are seeking candidates who are interested in becoming Hospital Medicine educators, career researchers and/or future leaders in medicine.
The UCSF Fresno Residency Program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Application Requirements: ( Program Specific Information)
We require the following supporting documents to be submitted via the ERAS program:
- Personal statement
- Current CV
- Three letters of recommendation
- Medical school transcripts
- USMLE transcripts
- ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
Kam Au Yeung, MD, Program Director
For information about our application requirements please see below. For answers to specific questions, please contact:
155 N Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
Telephone: (559) 499-6446
FAX: (559) 499-6501
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/hospitalmedicine
Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for an appointment contract for residency training with “The University of California” all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of all anticipated years of training:
- be a United States citizen
- be in possession of a green card
- be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
- possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa
The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.
California Medical License
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:
US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community. All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation
Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to complete residency training in the United States. Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org for additional information on how to obtain certification.