Program Director Message

Ivy Darden

Steven Tringali, DO

Program Director


We are proud of what we have to offer, and are happy you are visiting us online.

Fellowships

Upcoming Conferences

Cardiology in the Valley

Mini Med School 2018

Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25


Every Tuesday in September. The cost is $20 for the entire series. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Conferences

Morning reports and subspecialty/general medicine conferences are conducted daily at both CRMC and VACCHCS.

  1. Medicine Grand Rounds is conducted every Tuesday morning.
  2. Monthly Morbidity and Mortality conferences.
  3. EKG course integrated into noon curriculum.
  4. The UCSF Fresno Wednesday Lecture Series hosts faculty from UC San Francisco as speakers in Fresno on various topics.
  5. Multi-disciplinary conferences, such as Chest Conference (every Thursday morning) and Tumor Board monthly
  6. Evidence-based medicine journal clubs are held at both hospitals. 8 half time sessions of protected time for interns. Additionally, all residents have 10 half day sessions of journal club. These conferences are designed to help the resident acquire the skills of evidence-based medicine using current journal articles.
  7. Housestaff are invited to attend UCSF-sponsored continuing medical education programs free of charge.

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The following table lists the core conference schedule at both CRMC and the VA. Most conferences are teleconferenced between the two hospitals.

 VACCHCSCRMC
Monday
Morning Report (7-8am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)
Chief’s Rounds (7am-8am)
Core Lecture
ICU morning report (7-8am)
Core Lecture
Tuesday
Grand Rounds (8-9am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)
Core LectureCore Lecture
Wednesday
Morning Report (7-8am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)
EBM/Specialty Morning Report
Core Lecture
EBM/Specialty Morning Report
Core Lecture
Thursday
Morning Report (7:30-8:30am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)
Chest Conference
Core Lecture
Chest Conference
Core Lecture
Friday
Morning Report (7-8am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)
Morning Report
Core Lecture/M&M/Housestaff Meetings
Morning Report
Core Lecture/M&M/Housestaff Meetings

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds:

Speakers are UCSF Fresno faculty and visiting professors presenting topics concerning their research and clinical interests with an important emphasis on evidence base medicine (EBM)

Morning Teaching Conference:

Morning report is led by either the faculty or chief resident. The second and fourth Wednesday of the month is program director led the evidence based medicine (EBM) workshop.

Noon Conference:

Conferences are given by faculty members covering core internal medicine topics. Like COPD, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, acute coronary syndrome, ARDS, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, diabetes, thyroid pathology, acute and chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, and so forth. All the different topics include cases and interactive participation of the residents.

Outpatient Didactics:

In both VA and CRMC all residents are required to present a 30 minutes lecture about a topic related to ambulatory care. The conference is led by the intern/resident who is on clinic that month.

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