Graduate Medical Education

Residency Matching

All DO and MD graduates utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to begin the process of matching into a residency specialty of their choice.  The National Residency Match Program (NRMP) match occurs in March each year for senior medical students to attempt to be accepted for their preferred residency and location.  Residencies may be located at academic medical centers, community hospitals, military facilities, VA hospitals, or  Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serving the rural and/or underserved areas.  All soon to be  graduates (DO and MD) compete for these positions at ACGME approved residency programs

Residency Program Development

There is rapid growth in undergraduate medical education in order to meet the needs of a changing demographic. This has resulted in the need to develop additional residency training positions across the country. Relative to the number of graduating medical students, there is a growing concern that the number of increases in post-graduate (residency) training programs are not keeping pace. CHSU is dedicated to working with existing facilities and new clinical settings to start or increase the number of residency positions in and around the central valley.  We know that our area has a significant shortage of providers.  We also know that a large percentage of residents stay within 50-100 miles of where they complete their residency to practice.  Our mission specifically outlines our desire to increase healthcare access by educating new physicians, increasing opportunities for residency in our area, thereby significantly increasing the number of physicians in the central valley to create better health access to our communities.

We are working with a number of hospitals, hospital systems, and clinics in our area to help encourage them to choose to add graduate medical education opportunities here in the central valley and provide them with resources to help make the resident experience exceptional.  Many of our local and surrounding facilities understand the importance of graduate medical education and are taking steps to add GME positions to provide excellent training to the many new graduates beginning in 2024.

Central Valley Residency Program
 Residency Program
UCSF, FresnoOB/GYN
Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Surgery
Saint Agnes Medical Center, FresnoFamily Medicine
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Transitional Year
Kaweah Delta, VisaliaAnesthesiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Psychiatry
General Surgery
Transitional Year
Mercy Medical Center, MercedFamily Medicine
Adventist Health, HanfordHanford Family Medicine
St. Joseph's Medical Center, StocktonFamily Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine - Accreditation
OB/GYN - Accreditation
Transitional Year
Kern Medical Center, BakersfieldEmergency Medicine
Pharmacy
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Internal Medicine
Psychiatry
Valley Children's Hospital, MaderaPediatrics
Valley Consortium for Medical Education, ModestoFamily Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinica Sierra Vista, BakersfieldFamily Medicine
Growth of GME

Growth of GME Positions in the Central Valley