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

Clinic/Elective

VA Wards

2

MICU

CRMC Wards

Clinic/Elective

3

Elective/Vacation

Clinic/Vacation

Clinic/Vacation

4

CRMC Wards

MICU

MICU days/nights

5

Ambulatory clinics

Clinic/Night Float

Clinic/Elective

6

VA Wards

VA Wards

Elective/Night Float

7

Elective/Night Float

Clinic/Vacation

Clinic/Vacation

8

VA Wards

CRMC Wards

CCU

9

CRMC Wards

Clinic/Night Float

MICU days/nights

10

Neurology/Vacation

VA Wards

Clinic/Elective

11

VA Wards

Clinic

Geriatrics

12

Elective

UCSF*

International Elective

13

CCU

Clinic/Vacation

Clinic/Vacation


 

*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.

 

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