UCSF Fresno offers a unique blend of training with distinct urban and rural family health centers. Residents select from a hospital affiliated primary care training site adjacent to Community Regional Medical Center (Family Health Care Network) or a rural health center located in an agricultural community about 30 minutes from CRMC (United Health Centers-Parlier). Family medicine residents have an outstanding reputation in our community and are in great demand in rural, urban, and suburban settings.
In addition to continuity care clinic, residents also partake in a wide variety of outpatient experiences, including pediatrics, women’s health, medical subspecialties, surgery/procedure-based services, behavioral health, geriatrics, and palliative. They also have the opportunity to partake in elective ambulatory experiences of their choice. These outpatient experiences take place at teaching sites such as at FHCN, Veteran’s Administration Central California Health Care System, Alzheimer and Memory Center, Community Cancer Institute, and more.
UCSF Fresno provides intensive, structured inpatient learning opportunities. Family medicine residents are assigned to teaching services at the following hospitals: Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Valley Children’s Health Care, the only pediatric hospital in the San Joaquin Valley.
The bulk of inpatient training is provided at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Residents are supervised by family physicians skilled in inpatient and obstetric care on the medicine and family medicine inpatient service as well as a variety of outstanding specialists.
During their three years of training, residents complete a scholarly and quality improvement project with extensive support and individualized expert assistance for their projects by family medicine research faculty and staff. They present their project to their peers and members of the UCSF Fresno academic community at the end of their three years of training. Residents have multiple opportunities for regional and national dissemination work that is encouraged by the program.
UCSF Fresno pays careful attention to its curricular offerings. A curriculum committee consisting of residents and faculty meets monthly to critically appraise our curricula. Each curricular area is reviewed every six months and an in-depth analysis is done on an annual basis. Resident evaluations of rotations are reviewed, and the curriculum modified and updated as necessary.