Fresno Region


Clerkships in the Fresno Region are comprised of California Health Sciences University locations encompassing the highly agricultural Central Valley of California. The Central Valley has some of the poorest health outcomes of the entire state of California, as well as the lowest number of physicians per capita of the state. There will be opportunities for providing care to the underserved, as well as care for Spanish-speaking patients.

The Central Valley is well located for the outdoor enthusiast: 2.5 from the coast, 3 hours from San Francisco, 4 hours from wine country, 1 hour from the Sequoias and skiing, and 3 hours from Yosemite.

  • Total Population: 39.54 million
  • Size of Area: 163,696 mi2
  • Largest Cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco
  • Border States: Oregon, Nevada, Arizona
  • Average Cost of Housing: $1301/month
  • Nearest Major Airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  • Nearest Expressway: CA 99, 168 and 41

Informational Websites:

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Name

 

Total Beds

Admissions

ER Visits

Outpatient Visits

Births

Inpatient Surgeries

Outpatient Surgeries

Trauma Center

Community Regional Medical Center

909

37,279

110,600

380.897 6,013

8,374

5,279

Level I

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

57

N/A

Less than 100

11,800

N/A

N/A

1,100

N/A

Madera Community Hospital

106

3,758

36,000

N/A

1,680

N/A

N/A

No

Memorial Hospital Los Banos

40

1,700

14,200

19,600

500

100

400

N/A

Mercy Medical Center Central California

186

12,300

33,300

30,100

2,100

2,500

3,800

N/A

VA Central California Health System

114

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Outpatient/Telemedicine
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn/Fertiligy
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Residency Information

Residency programs in the area include:

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to computers, internet, lounge, medical library, medical records, phones and printers while on duty at the hospitals
  • Meal Benefits: Available during some inpatient experiences
  • Housing: Not available at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call and weekend rounds as assigned by the preceptor or service
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in lectures (approximately 2 half days per month) as well as daily patient rounds and required reading as assigned
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is available during some clerkships

Unique Site Characteristics

  • ACLS and BLS certifiations must be current
  • Access to brand new state-of-the art osteopathic medical school building with simulation and augmented reality learning opportunities
  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • IPE Opportunities
  • Global Track Students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • Military Track Students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at the core site
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Participate and lead Grand Grounds and Journal Clubs with multidisciplinary faculty members at a health science system university
  • Physical exam required annually
  • Research Opportunities
  • Residency preparation/advising, personal statement and CV development and access to experienced COM deans
  • Speaking Spanish is helpful - free medical Spanish beginner/intermediate classes offered on CHSU campus
  • Student Wellness
  • TB screening required annually

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/4/19

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Tiffany Miller
  • Core Site Contact: Vanessa Reyes
  • Director of Medical Education: AnneVanGarsse, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs