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Jim Davis

Craig Campbell, MD

Program Director

UCSF Fresno Department of Psychiatry Fact Sheet

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Medical Students


UCSF Fresno offers medical students a variety of opportunities in psychiatry, including

  • Traditional core clerkships in psychiatry for UCSF third-year medical students, and elective fourth-year clerkships in psychiatry, which are open to both UCSF and visiting students. Note: Psychiatry is not currently accepting any applications for elective fourth-year clerkships.
  • The innovative LIFE (Longitudinal Integrated Fresno Education) Program, a fully integrated 6-month clinical clerkship provided for UCSF third-year medical students. This clerkship was designed to address the core competencies for Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry, and to allow students to develop and explore longitudinal relationships between patients, students, teachers, and healthcare systems.
  • The UC Merced San Joaquin Valley PRIME initiative, a collaboration between UC Davis School of Medicine, the UC San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program and UC Merced. The PRIME program seeks to increase the diversity of the medical profession and remedy the uneven distribution of physicians in California.

The residents in our program are actively involved in teaching medical students from all these programs. These teaching opportunities take place in the acute inpatient service, outpatient services, emergency room, and the consultation-liaison service.

Medical Student Quotes:

I am very fortunate to have been able to rotate at UCSF Fresno psychiatry. The attendings are very knowledgeable and approachable and the patient population and diversity of clinical presentations made for a rich learning environment.
—4th year medical student, St. Louis University

“Psychiatry in Fresno was an incredible experience… The environment created was one of intellectual rigor and unrelenting support.”
—3rd year medical student, UCSF

“Great attendings who are very knowledgeable, supportive, and enthusiastic about teaching.”
—3rd year medical student, UCSF