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 Programs
InstitutionsCitiesResidency Programs
Adventist HealthHanfordHanford Family Medicine
Clinica Sierra VistaBakersfieldFamily Medicine
Community RegionalFresnoOB/GYN
Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Surgery
Dignity, Mercy Medical CenterMercedFamily Medicine
Dignity, St. Joseph's Medical CenterStocktonFamily Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine - Accreditation
OB/GYN - Accreditation
Transitional Year
Kaiser PermanenteModestoEmergency Medicine
Kaweah DeltaVisaliaAnesthesiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Psychiatry
General Surgery
Transitional Year
Kern Medical CenterBakersfieldEmergency Medicine
Pharmacy
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Internal Medicine
Psychiatry
Saint Agnes Medical CenterFresnoFamily Medicine
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Transitional Year
Valley Children's HospitalMaderaPediatrics
Valley Consortium for Medical EducationModestoFamily Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Valley Health TeamFresnoFamily Medicine
Growth of GME

Growth of GME Positions in the Central Valley