UCSF Fresno Department of Medicine

Center for Medical Education and Research at the UCSF Fresno campus

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History & Background

In 2005, we celebrated our 30th anniversary as the only community-based regional UCSF medical training campus with the opening of the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research. This campus relationship and new facility allows us to provide a unique training opportunity in internal medicine. In April 2007, we moved the inpatient components of the program from University Medical Center to the new Community Regional Medical Center. This $245 million expansion provides us with a state-of-the-art facility for residents and students to provide care and learn their profession. Residents continue to have the opportunity to evaluate and care for community patients in a referral hospital with University faculty. In addition they continue to learn and work in the highly managed VA medical system.
 
In addition to these changes in the residency location, we have recently received a 5-year accreditation from the ACGME. We also began fellowships in both Cardiology and Pulmonary in July 2007. We are currently accepting applications for both Pulmonary and Cardiology through ERAS for 2008. We plan to develop fellowships in gastroenterology and infectious diseases in the near future. Coupled with these fellowship applications we are building our research programs through the UCSF Fresno Center for Clinical Studies. Our faculty members have published over 100 papers over the last three years. We currently have funded research projects in many areas including HIV management, cellular respiration, hepatitis, nutrition, educational informatics, preventive cardiology, asthma epidemiology, clinical cardiology, sepsis, stroke management, and adult respiratory distress syndrome. Residents are encouraged to work with faculty mentors and complete a clinical research project during their residency.
 
Overview of Activities

At UCSF Fresno we offer both a preliminary year of training in internal medicine and a complete three-year program in internal medicine leading to board certification. Our mission is to produce well-rounded clinicians prepared for either the practice of general internal medicine or further training in subspecialties. Our program is designed to provide residents with progressive patient responsibility consistent with their level of training. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide residents with a great deal of hands-on experience in patient care while at the same time encouraging the use of evidence-based medicine principles and resources. We are very proud of our program and work continuously to assure that it is providing the highest quality medical care and medical training experience.
 
Directions & Contacts

the Meux Home in Fresno

Our program is located in Fresno, California, the largest city in the Central Valley of California. The Fresno metropolitan area has a population over 500,000 and is one of the fastest growing areas in California. Our referral area stretches throughout the Central Valley to the Central Coast and includes at least 1.2 million people. Fresno County is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the United States with over 100 languages spoken, and residents consequently gain valuable experience in serving this diverse population. Fresno is centrally located in California only an hour from three of the oldest national parks in the United States, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia. Snow skiing is available in the nearby Sierras and the beautiful Central California Coast is only two hours away.

You can reach the UCSF Fresno Department of Medicine at:

Department of Medicine
UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research
155 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93701
Phone: 559-499-6500
Fax: 559-499-6501
Email: internal.medicine@fresno.ucsf.edu