CURRICULUM

The training program is integrated between Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the program’s main teaching hospital, and the Fresno Veteran’s Affairs Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS). The curriculum is competency based with a problem based learning format. This increases the opportunity for the program’s trainees to acquire life-long learning skills. The curriculum at both facilities features strong hands-on inpatient experience in caring for patients in intensive care units and on the general medicine wards and telemetry.

 

The basic curriculum provides balance between acute care/critical care medicine and ambulatory medicine in diverse training settings. Residents typically spend half of their time in inpatient settings and half in ambulatory settings. The following is a typical three-year schedule in the residency:


YEAR

PGY 1

PGY 2

PGY 3

ROTATION

 

 

 

1

ER

VA clinics

VA Wards

2

MICU

CRMC Wards

Elective

3

Elective/Vacation

CRMC Night float

MICU-days/nights

4

CRMC Wards

VA Ward

Elective

5

Ambulatory clinics

Vacation/Elective

VA Wards

6

VA Wards

MICU

Vacation/Elective

7

Elective/Vacation

UCSF*

CCU

8

Psychiatry

VA Wards

Elective

9

CRMC Wards

Elective

MICU days/MICU night

10

Neurology/Vacation

Elective

International Elective

11

VA Wards

CRMC Wards

VA Wards

12

Elective

Elective

Research

13

CCU

CRMC Wards

Elective

 

*Selected residents are also provided the opportunity to do one elective as a PG2 and/or PG3 at UCSF. The residency program provides housing and parking for the residents while at UCSF.

 

We provide each of our residents access to the UCSF library which can be accessed  from home.