New Physicians Start Training at UCSF Fresno with Clinical Skills Boot Camp

June 19, 2019

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
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UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
115 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 499-6400


New Physicians Start Training at UCSF Fresno with Clinical Skills Boot Camp 

More than 100 new physicians, who start residency and fellowship training at UCSF Fresno this week, will take part in a clinical skills orientation.  

Groups of residents will practice patient care skills under the direction of experienced faculty and resident physicians at UCSF Fresno using a variety of methods, including advanced adult and pediatric simulation mannequins. Suturing skills, oxygen delivery, central line placement (central venous catheterization), airway management and advanced cardiac life support will be among the clinical skills practiced. Residents also will train in communications scenarios with physicians, mock patients and nurses. This clinical skills boot camp is funded by the Leon S. Peters Foundation.  

Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best time for interviews and photo opportunities is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

UCSF Fresno, 155 N. Fresno St., Fresno, First Floor

Questions or to arrange interviews and photo/video opportunities on the day of the event, please call Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, (559) 240-2196.


About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit

About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit

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