Emergency Medicine Residency

Our Mission:

Advancing Emergency Medicine through exceptional education, patient care, research, and collaboration.

Our Mission:

Advancing Emergency Medicine through exceptional education, patient care, research, and collaboration.

Emergency Medicine

Founded in 1974 at Valley Medical Center in Fresno County, the Emergency Medicine residency is one of the first EM programs in the country. We offer a four-year program (PGY 1-4) with 10 residents per year, featuring a strong emphasis on clinical teaching and hands-on training. Our giant, new, state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 trauma center and Burn center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of 110,000.

We are committed to provide high-quality, timely emergency care via the educational paradigm and to advance the specialty of Emergency Medicine nationally through educational innovations, scholarship and the dissemination of state-of-the-art Emergency Medicine care.

Program Aims

  • Empower residents to develop expertise beyond the fundamentals.
  • Create an environment that encourages achievement, success and leadership beyond residency.
  • Cultivate a culture of clinical excellence, professionalism and patient advocacy.
  • Recruit medical students and physicians who respect the rights and dignity of patients and conduct themselves with professional and personal integrity.

Featured News

Danielle Campagne, MDDr. Danielle Campagne was inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Class of 2022. The Academy’s mission is to support the people who carry out and advance the education mission of UCSF by fostering an organizational culture that values educators and accelerates advances in teaching and learning to improve health.


Ariana ZagahmoriAriana Zaghmouri was awarded the Jaclyne Witte Boyden Staff Award from the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF.  This award recognizes exceptional staff members for outstanding contributions across all health professions schools at UCSF. 

Spanish-language COVID-19 FAQ

Paloma Marin-Nevarez, MD, PGY1, along with Community Medical Centers, developed a critical informational video that addresses questions and concerns that Fresno’s Spanish-speaking communities might have about COVID-19 and the vaccines.




Suzanne Spano, MDSue Spano received the Paul S. Auerback  Award from the Wilderness Medicine Society. The award is given to a physician in recognition of sustained significant clinical or service contribution to Wilderness Medicine and/or scientific achievement in Wilderness Medicine in combination with service to the Society.

Congratulations to EM faculty Dr. Brian Chinnock for receiving the Henry J. Kaiser for Excellence in Teaching Award during the resident graduation on June 9th. The award is given to one clinical faculty within UCSF Fresno for outstanding teaching. Fellow department nominees included Drs. Lily Hitchner and Crystal Ives Tallman.

Brian Chinnock, MD receiving award