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|Corinna Kaarlela, News Director
Source: Brandy Nikaido, Director of Communications, UC Office of the President
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UCSF FRESNO TO GRADUATE CLASS OF 2004 THIS THURSDAY
FRESNO - The University of California San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program (UCSF Fresno MEP) will graduate more than 60 physicians in a ceremony to be held Thursday, June 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Copper River County Club (11500 North Friant Road) in Fresno.
According to the Central Valley Health Policy Institute, the San Joaquin Valley has a physician to population ratio that is 24 percent less than the California average.
Many of the doctors graduating from UCSF Fresno will remain in the Fresno vicinity and Valley to care for community members.
Graduation highlights include:
UCSF Fresno plays a substantial role in providing health care services to San Joaquin Valley residents and training medical professionals in the region. UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program has trained one-third of Valley physicians currently practicing in one of the seven specialties in which UCSF Fresno provides training. Since its inception in 1974, UCSF Fresno has graduated approximately 60 physicians every year, totaling more than 2,000 to date.