Message From The Department Chief

May AutryAmy Autry, MD


Thank you for your interest in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno campus. We carry on a proud tradition of excellence in medical education, patient care, and research dating back to our days at Valley Medical Center, the county hospital of Fresno County, where our independent residency was originally accredited in 1954.

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Christopher Downer, MD

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Resident Wellness

There’s a need in the medical profession for providers to take a more active role in maintaining their physical and psychological well-being.  Physicians are often times busy tending to their patients’ wellness and may overlook their own.  As a result, they commonly experience burnout, stress and work-overload.  The experience of burnout and stress, however are not limited to physicians, and it is important for everyone within the UCSF Fresno community including our staff and health education partners to focus on their own well-being.

To address the issue, UCSF Fresno’s multidisciplinary wellness committee, LIVE (Life, Inspiration, Vitality, Engagement), aims to empower all members of our community to achieve a more balanced approach to their wellness by providing guidance, tools and support.

As wellness is different for each individual, our department has focused on several areas that may improve our residents’ overall well-being such as education, team building/bonding, morale building, community service, physical wellness, etc.  See below for some of the activities.

  • Wellness Chief Resident
  • Big Sib/Little Sib
  • New Resident Welcome Party
  • Annual Retreat
  • Paid entry fees for annual Turkey Trot marathon
  • Participate in ACOG Wellness Week
  • Healthy eating/cooking lessons
  • Guest Speakers
  • Pet Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Blind Canoe Racing
  • Ropes Course
  • Hike in Sequoia National Park
  • Cooking dinner for families at Terry’s House
  • Bowling
  • Grief Support & Resources
  • Highway cleanup

OB resident with Goat Getting together for outdoor events OB residents by a giant sequoia tree OB residents with their wine and paint samples

Other Resources

UCSF Fresno has several resources available to all residents including but not limited to:

  • Physician Wellness Website
  • Well-Being Committee
  • Insight (employee assistance program)
  • Confidential Wellness Check-in
  • Resident Council
  • Free membership to campus GYM