Research is strongly supported within our Department, whether it is in basic or clinical science, educational initiatives or quality improvement. A structured research curriculum has been designed to provide residents with expected research milestones over the course of their training program. These milestone will guide them throughout their training in completing their required research project by the end of their 4th year. These projects are presented during the Chief year at the Resident Research Day. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to present their projects at local, regional and national meetings.

Systems Based Project
Residents are required to complete a systems bases project by the end of the second year of training. Competency in systems-based practice requires that physicians understand how patient care relates to the health care system as a whole and how to use the system to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The goal is to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.



Research Support


Mallory Kremer, MD
Research Clinical Advisor

Dr. Kremer chair’s the department’s research committee and is responsible for facilitating research by residents and developing research curriculum.


Cynthia Cortez
Research Coordinator

Cynthia focuses on facilitation all resident and faculty investigations, monitoring resident compliance with the research curriculum milestones and participating in any multi-disciplinary projects/grants.



Community Service
Highly encouraged and supported at UCSF Fresno. Past projects have included family planning, teen pregnancy, and early detection of breast cancer in the various communities of Central California.



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