About Us


About UCSF Fresno

UCSF Fresno was created as a graduate medical education campus of the UCSF School of Medicine in 1975 with support from the California Legislature and the Veteran’s Administration to address the severe shortage of physicians in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Today, we are the largest academic physician-training program in between San Francisco and Sacramento to the north and LA to the south. In 2018, we were recognized by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as a UCSF School of Medicine regional campus, paving the way for students in the UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) to spend the bulk of their clinical training with us and conclude their medical student training here in the Valley.

We provide high quality education for:

  • Medical students, including those enrolled in the UCSF SJV PRIME
  • Medical residents in eight medical specialties
  • Residents in oral and maxillofacial dental surgery
  • Fellows in 18 sub-specialties.
  • Physician assistants in three residency programs.

Roughly 50% of our graduates stay in the region to care for patients, teach the next generation of physicians or continue their education. About 75% of our graduates remain in California.

Faculty members and residents at UCSF Fresno provide direct patient care to thousands of San Joaquin Valley community members. In most cases, travel to Sacramento, the Bay Area or Los Angeles is no longer necessary thanks to the expertise of faculty physicians.

We are invested in the region and work with many partners including Fresno State and UC Merced to conduct medical research involving health issues that impact Valley residents. We work with several partners to academically prepare a pipeline of students, particularly those who are underrepresented, for careers in health and medicine.

We are focused on improving health in the San Joaquin Valley and Central California through teaching, patient care, research and community partnerships.

We are your UCSF Fresno.