Medical Student Programs
The University of California, San Francisco, Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program, a clinical branch of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, offers medical students core and elective clinical clerkships which are conducted in close association with the house-staff training programs. As many as 20-30 undergraduate medical students can be accommodated at any given time. Students may participate in 4, 6 or 8 week elective clerkships located at various training sites in and around Fresno. Offsite student housing is both affordable and conveniently located – making the transition to Fresno nearly effortless.
The context of the program, in a region that is predominantly rural and agricultural, presents opportunities for clinical experience and investigation of health problems not so readily available in larger, urban medical centers. Taking advantage of this unique situation, many of the patient care, teaching, and research activities of the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program have orientation toward rural health problems and health service needs.
The dedicated UCSF Fresno faculty teaches hands-on medicine in a spontaneous, frank, and engaging manner. The faculty consists of people who enjoy students, enjoy teaching, and realize the importance of exposing students to the realities and challenges of medicine. The small medical student to faculty/house-staff ratio assures medical students of the close one-to-one relationship of learning that is not so readily available in other medical institutions.
We welcome the interest of medical students in our UCSF Fresno Undergraduate Medical Education Program.
Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education & Student Services, UCSF Fresno
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Education Fellowship Director
UC San Joaquin Valley PRIME Program
Dear medical students
This notice is to share additional information in regards to the nation-wide outbreak of the coronavirus and to give some guidance and expectations for students rotating at the UCSF Fresno Branch Campus. Please refer to the attached for specific instructions to follow and note the additional as follows.
- Students will NOT be assigned to care for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19
- Practice good infection control practices. We have a limited number of N95 masks available for individual students unable to receive one from their clinical site.
- UCSF Fresno Students concerned about upcoming travel and meetings can contact our department to assist with refunds and/or cancellations.
- Any student who has been exposed to a known carrier or recent travel within 14 days to any of the Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice countries and develops fever and/or respiratory symptoms should contact our department immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org) and would not be expected to come in for educational or clinical responsibilities. We are able to coordinate with your home campus on appropriate isolation, testing and monitoring.
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