Emergency Medicine Education

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UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship

Welcome to the UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

The UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine has been actively involved in education since the inception of the residency program in 1974.  Fresno is an important clinical campus for UCSF, training pre-hospital providers, medical students, residents and fellows in the Central Valley. There are numerous programs and opportunities for educational research in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education making the educational fellowship a natural addition to our robust academic community. Our education fellowship at UCSF Fresno is one of only the twelfth in the entire nation sponsored by an emergency medicine program


Fellowship Goals

The fellowship is a one-year program with the option to extend for two years for individuals who wish to pursue an advanced degree. The fellow will work clinically as a junior faculty member at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) – the 3rd busiest Emergency Department in California. Eight, 8-hour shifts per month are expected of the fellow. This schedule affords the fellow plenty of time to develop the cognitive knowledge and skill sets necessary to become an effective educator as well as ample time to participate in curriculum development and educational research. A wide variety of experiences are available during the fellowship, yet the curriculum is designed to be flexible to allow each individual the opportunity to explore the areas of education that interest them the most.


The Institution

CRMC is a 626 bed hospital that serves as the only Burn Center and Level 1 Trauma Center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The training programs at CRMC are affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco. The 96 bed emergency department has approximately 120,000 visits per year and is the home of one of the oldest emergency medicine residencies in the nation. The residency is a four year, fully accredited program that trains 10 residents per year. There are a wide range of other residency and fellowship programs available at UCSF Fresno as well. Each year, approximately 245 medical residents in eight specialties and nearly 40 fellows in 12 sub-specialties call our campus home. Approximately 250 medical students also receive training at UCSF Fresno throughout the academic year.


The Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to be flexible to allow each fellow to create an experience that best meets his/her needs. There are required and optional experiences for the fellow to choose from.
Theories of learning and development of teaching methods:

  • Fellows will have mentored teaching shifts dedicated to teaching residents and medical students without the additional burden of clinical responsibilities.
  • Fellows will complete the Health Professions Education Pathway through UCSF including a month long course at UCSF main campus during September.
  • Monthly Education Journal Club
  • Participation in the ACEP Teaching Fellowship is encouraged


Educational Program Administration:

The fellow will take an active role in many levels of UCSF Fresno Administration.  Involvement will depend on the fellow’s particular interest but may include:


  • Undergraduate Medical Education: Besides assisting with the fourth year emergency medicine subinternship the fellow will be an appointed member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee at UCSF Fresno. The fellow can participate in novel medical student training programs including our longitudinal integrated third year curriculum, LIFE as well as our San Joaquin Valley Prime program.
  • Graduate Medical Education: Fellows will take an active role in program administration of a busy academic emergency medicine residency, including monthly academic meetings, recruitment of trainees and evaluation of residents as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee.
  • Continuing Medical Education: The fellow may participate as a member of the UCSF Fresno Faculty development committee and lead a faculty development workshop.

Educational Theory and Research :
The fellow will develop and implement a scholarly project with the expectation that the project will be presented at a national meeting or at the UCSF education day. The fellow may wish to complete the CORD-AAMC MERC (Medical Education Research Certificate) during the fellow year. An educational journal club with faculty will cover recent trends in applied educational theory and research.

Career Development:

  1. The scholarship of teaching
  2. Development of CV and educator’s portfolio
  3. Navigating the promotion and tenure process
  4. Setting short- and long-term career goals
  5. Mentorship
  6. Leadership training (including collaborative skills, organization change, leadership styles)

Clinical Job Description

  1. The fellow will work a minimum of eight, eight-hour, shifts per month at CRMC.
  2. The fellow will be an employee of the Central California Faculty Management Group (CCFMG) with benefits commensurate with clinical position.
  3. The fellow with hold a UCSF clinical instructor title.
  4. At least one month will be devoted to field work dependent on the fellow’s goals
  5. Competitive salary including a $2000 academic stipend.
  6. Financial support to attend the ACEP Teaching Fellowship or another educational conference
  7. Office, computer, administrative, and research support

Requirements for Fellowship Application

  1. Graduate of a United States or Canadian Emergency Medicine Residency who is board eligible or board certified.
  2. A letter of intent, CV and at least two letters of recommendation
  3. Applications should be submitted by November 15 annually. Decisions regarding the Fellowship will be made by Jan 1st.

The UCSF Fresno Education Fellowship Program does not have a formal application.
Please e-mail the Program Directors for application materials.

Fellowship Director- Kenny Banh, MD,
Associate Fellowship Director – Stacy Sawtelle, MD

UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program
155 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 9370
Telephone: 559-499-6440
E-mail: kbanh@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/emergency-medicine-fellowship/
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu





Xian Li, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine Education


Education Faculty

Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, UCSF Fresno
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Education Fellowship Director

Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD

Program Director
Associate Director, Education Fellowship
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Stacy Sawtelle, MD: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Program Director of Emergency Medicine
Lori Weichenthal, MD: Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine


Health Professions Educations Pathway

Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF

ACEP Teaching Fellowship

MERC (Medical Education Research Certificate)

UCSF Education Symposium

LIFE (Longitudinal Integrated Fresno Experience)

UC Davis UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Prime Program

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops