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.

Main Residency Match Data and Reports can be found on the The Match, National Residency Matching Program website. Visit for the full reports.
The Match, National Resident Matching Program (

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 Programs
Institutions Cities Residency Programs PGY-1 Spots Director
Adventist Health Hanford Hanford Family Medicine 6 Dr. Neria
Adventist Health Tulare Family Medicine 6 Dr. Greco
Clinica Sierra Vista Bakersfield Family Medicine 8 Dr. Stewart
Dignity, Mercy Medical Center Merced Family Medicine 8 Dr. Paik-Tesch
Dignity, St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton Family Medicine 6 Dr. Porter
Emergency Medicine 9 Dr. Oakes
Internal Medicine 10 Dr. Protell
Transitional Year 10 Dr. Wood
Kaiser Permanente Modesto Emergency Medicine 8 Dr. Nadir
Kaweah Delta Visalia Anesthesiology 4 Dr. Tang
Emergency Medicine 13 Dr. Herman
Family Medicine 7 Dr. Martinez
Psychiatry 6 Dr. Bagga
General Surgery 5 Dr. Cassaro
Transitional Year 12 Dr. Stanley
Kern Medical Center Bakersfield Emergency Medicine 28 Dr. Amin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 Dr. Lopez
Internal Medicine 10 Dr. Ragland
Psychiatry 6
Surgery Dr. Sorensen
Family Medicine Dr. Moore
Natividad Medical Center Program Salinas Family Medicine Dr. Nothnagle
Saint Agnes Medical Center Fresno Family Medicine 8 Dr. Hayat
Internal Medicine 16 Dr. Dhingra
Emergency Medicine 8 Dr. Keller
Transitional Year 12 Dr VanPutten
San Joaquin General French Camp Internal Medicine 11 Dr. Jung
Surgery 6 Dr. Cason
Family Medicine 8 Dr. Parsa
Sierra View Porterville Internal Medicine Categorical 12
Internal Medicine Preliminary 4
UCSF Fresno Fresno OB/GYN 4 Dr. Downer
Internal Medicine 23 Dr. Tringali
Emergency Medicine 12 Dr. Sawtelle Vohra
Family Medicine 12 Dr. Venturina
Orthopaedic Surgery 4 Dr. Martirosian
Pediatrics 6 Dr. Foster
Psychiatry 6 Dr. Campbell
Surgery 4 Dr. Wolfe
Valley Children’s Hospital Madera Pediatrics 13 Dr. Vijayan
Valley Consortium for Medical Education Modesto


Family Medicine 12 Dr. Kearns
Orthopaedic Surgery 3 Dr. Holmes
Valley Health Team Fresno Family Medicine 4 Dr. Herrera-Mata
Growth of GME