Name: Emerson De Jesus                     Name: Jacki Deguzman   Name: Amita Kalra




Hometown: Santiago City, Philippines Hometown: Stockton, CA Hometown: Stockton, CA
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UC Irvine Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas Medical School: Ross University Medical School: Ross University
About Me: I enjoy playing basketball and I really LOVE hanging out with family and friends during my free time. About Me: I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. I also love to dance, kickbox and play the piano. About Me: I love spending time with my friends, family and dogs, playing tennis and spending time at the beach!
Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF FRESNO Internal Medicine Residency Program has an excellent combination of an established academic institution and a rapidly growing health care industry in Central California. Why UCSF Fresno? I did a sub-I rotation as a medical student here at UCSF Fresno and was very impressed with the program. The attendings, residents and faculty were very friendly and helpful. The program is resident oriented. It's a great teaching hospital with a wide variety of pathology. Fresno is also in a convenient location. SF and LA are only a few hours away. Why UCSF Fresno?

I chose UCSF Fresno after rotating here as a medical student during my fourth year of medical school. I felt the atmosphere and faculty here were extremely welcoming and made me feel at home from the first day. As a second year resident I feel that my initial impression was an accurate one and I feel very fortunate to be in this program.



Name: Christopher Pease Name: Alexander Pi Name: Steven Ratcliff
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Hometown: Concord, CA Hometown: Madison, WI Hometown: Sevierville, TN
Undergraduate: UC Riverside Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Medical School: Ross University Medical School: WUHS College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
About Me: I love travelling, cooking, and most of all, eating and trying new things.
About Me: Hiking, playing tennis, cooking, playing piano, Karaoke About Me:

I grew up doing all sort of outdoor activities in Tennessee. I love being in Fresno with plenty of places to go and things to do outside the city, and for me, there's plenty of nightlife.

Why UCSF Fresno? An excellent teaching program in which I felt welcome.


Why UCSF Fresno?

During my sub-I medicine rotation at CRMC, I enjoyed learning about patients who presented with complex and diverse pathology and interacting with supportive attending who are passionate about teaching. After completing the rotation, I knew that UCSF Fresno would be one of the best programs to complete my internal medicine residency training.

Why UCSF Fresno?

The location is great with so many opportunities, both outdoor and otherwise. People come from all over the country to visit places that are 30 minutes to a 3 hour drive from here.
But more importantly, the training here is great. The administration is wonderful, the faculty and staff are great to work with, and everyone we work with is very nice and very respectful of the residents. There is diverse pathology with plenty of experience in procedures and managing complex patients. I did a fourth year rotation in the ICU as a med student and I fell in love with this place. The residents in my class are like family to me.



Name: Kristofer Richter Name: James Simmons Name: Nick Youssefi
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Hometown: Ripon, CA Hometown: Stockton, CA Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Undergraduate: CSU Stanislaus Undergraduate: UC Riverside, Loma Linda Undergraduate: UC San Diego
Medical School: Touro University Medical School: A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine - Arizona Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic
About Me: I am from the valley, and have lived there all my life, except for medical school. I am happy to stay in the area. In my free time I like the hang out with family, friends and especially my wife..and my dog. I love traveling, even just day trips as well as photography. I am undecided of whether to become a hospitalist or pursue a fellowship. About Me: My professional interests i are in geriatrics, healthcare policy, and healthcare business. Outside of work, I am all about playing tennis, volleyball, swimming, watching movies, playing with my dog, and hanging out with friends.
About Me: My roots growing up included Bakersfield, California and later moved to Northern California where my parents reside. I am very familiar with the San Joaquin Valley and the Fresno area. I went to undergrad at UC San Diego and really enjoyed my experience. Later studied in Nevada for medical school and was fortunate enough to continue my learning in California.  
Why UCSF Fresno? I did a rotation here as a medical student and was blown away. Everyone was so nice and willing to teach. What I was looking for in a program was a good mix of a community program and an academic center. UCSF Fresno fits this perfectly. Also, they have some fellowships, which is nice because I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up. Why UCSF Fresno? I liked the size of the program, the size of the hospital, and was impressed by the friendly people I met while interviewing. Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno has many things to offer as a residency program.  The faculty members are very engaged in teaching and mentoring.  UCSF Fresno provides state of the art facilities and the UCSF Fresno Center for Research building provides us with many resources that are available for both students and faculty members.  Furthermore, the program has great ancillary staff.  The senior residents are very capable of managing inpatient ward teams and ICU patients. Lectures are helpful and this program has a strong emphasis on evidence based medicine.



Name: Mai Lee Name: Gail Osijo Name: Bhavik Khatri 
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Hometown: Sacramento, CA Hometown: Fresno, CA Hometown: Oakland, CA
Undergraduate: California State University Sacramento; Chicago Medical College Undergraduate: California State University, Fresno Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science                                         Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic
About Me: I'm interested in working with a diverse population, especially with the Hmong population in the central valley. I like to hike, cook and read. About Me: Traveling, reading, learning new languages and cultures. About Me: I enjoy baking, spending time with my family, a good book, playing with my cat and dog. I also like the mountains and outdoor activites.
Why UCSF Fresno? I grew up in the central valley and wanted to come back to this area. I did a rotation here during my fourth year and really like the grow ding environment. It's a good balance of community and academic learning.
Why UCSF Fresno? Aside from the fact that Fresno county is home, I had a great experience during an elective as a 4th year medical student. The attendings are professional, knowledgeable and very willing to impart knowledge. The residents with whom I worked had nothing but positive things to say about the program. There is a diverse community of patients and many opportunities to help the community. There is a great balance between academic and community focus at this institution. Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno has all the things I looked for in a program. Great pathology, a diverse patient population, amazing attendings and an academic setting coupled with a community feel.



Name: Elizabeth Parra Garnica  Name: Apinunt Khemthong Name: Heather Lee                                      



Hometown: Bogota, Colombia Hometown: Whittier, CA Hometown: Stockton, CA
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical School: Universidad El Bosque Medical School: WUHS College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Medical School: Ross University
About Me: I enjoy baking, spending time with my family, a good book, playing with my cat and dog. I also like the mountains and outdoor activites. About Me: Eating out, tennis, cycling, car enthusiast, swimming, longboarding, hiking About Me: Playing with my pups, running, eating, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.
Why UCSF Fresno? Fresno is a unique place that combines a strong and friendly academic enviroment, with a great quality of life, close to mountains and the coast. And I like and appreciate the opportunity to work with underserved communities, in a state of the art hospital. Why UCSF Fresno? I chose UCSF Fresno because of the friendly staff and faculty. Close to home, far enough to be independent, resident oriented, affiliated with UCSF, driving distance to San Francisco, Yosemite Why UCSF Fresno?

Great learning environment, wide variety of pathology, program director is a strong advocate of the residents, and friendly faculty and peers.



Name: Michael Cheung                          Name: Sagi Jacob Cohen                  Name: Panos Danopoulos

Hometown: Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: Tufts University Undergraduate: California State Northridge Undergraduate: UC Los Angeles
Medical School: WUHS College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Medical School: Ross University Medical School: Ross University
About Me: About Me: I'm originally from Israel, but I grew up in the Los Angeles area. During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my kids. About Me: I'm a California boy through and through. Have lived in the Bay Area all my life and intend on returning to San Jose when I have completed my medical training. I enjoy spending time with my family and girlfriend, and love playing/following soccer and hockey (or pretty much anything else you can find on ESPN). Biggest San Jose Sharks fan you will ever meet.
Why UCSF Fresno? Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno is a program that has the essential components and strengths that provide for an excellent education. Why UCSF Fresno? Having gone to UCLA for my undergraduate training, I can say without hesitation that the University of California education system has got to be one of the best in the world. UCSF Fresno is no exception to this fact. Having the ability to train at a great program like UCSF Fresno, whilst still being close to home, made coming to this program a win-win situation for me.



Name: Puja Thakkar                        

Medical School: Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo
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