We at UCSF Fresno feel strongly that scholarship and research is an important aspect of any good Internal Medicine residency. Our faculty’s scholarly works focus on clinical research and is supported through the UCSF Fresno Center for Clinical Studies. Residents are encouraged to work throughout residency with a research mentor and complete a scholarly project. It is our purpose to train residents in both clinical medicine and the scientific basis of internal medicine. Residents are also allowed to take the UCSF Clinical Research Training Course offered each year in Fresno. Select residents are also able to do one month rotations at UC San Francisco. We have a broad range of research activities in our department supported both by industry and by the NIH. Most of our residents present their projects in different regional, national, and international meetings. Also, residents present different topics every week during the EBM’S that are led by the program director and other faculty members.
All residents have one mandatory research block (4 weeks) which can be used during their PGY2 and PGY3 years. During this time they are expected to complete a research project to be presented during the research day.