Fresno Region


Clerkships in the Fresno Region is comprised of California Health Sciences University locations encompassing the highly agricultural Central Valley of California. The Central Valley has 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, 3hours from San Francisco, 4 hours from wine country, 1 hour from the Sequoias and skiing, and 3 hours from Yosemite.

Preceptors from this core site are affiliated with the hospitals listed below.

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Name

 

Total Beds

Admissions

ER Visits

Outpatient Visits

Births

Inpatient Surgeries

Outpatient Surgeries

Trauma Center

Clovis Community Medical Center

208 15,504

50,449

151,762 5,000

3,482

2,195

Level III

Community Regional Medical Center

909

37,279

110,600

380.897 6,013

8,374

5,279

Level I

Madera Community Hospital

106

3,758

36,000

N/A

1,680

N/A

N/A

No

Saint Agnes Medical Center

436

21,619

78,432

190,075

4,800

4,856

2,783

Level III

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • 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
  • 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: Not available at this time.
  • 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
  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at the core site
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Physical exam required annually
  • Speaking Spanish is helpful
  • TB screening required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 12/7/18

Contact Information

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