Research in Emergency Medicine

Community Regional Medical Center is home to all of the UCSF Fresno residency program. It is the 5th largest and 3rd busiest hospital in the state and the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving Central California.

UCSF Fresno provides an opportunity for research to prosper delving into a diverse population. UCSF Fresno’s Emergency Medicine has numerous research projects at any given time utilizing the hospital, the trauma system, and the EMS database. We also participate in national, multi-center trials. Additionally, we have a full-time Research Coordinator to facilitate faculty and resident research.

Residents may participate in ongoing faculty research or design and complete a research idea of their own. Faculty and residents are currently present at state and national meetings such as SAEM, ACEP, Western SAEM, and CAL/ACEP every year.

The research department has collaborated with many outside resources that will support all research endeavors. Laboratory and animal research facilities are available through Veteran’s Hospital in Fresno. Further, the opportunity to perform substantial animal research is available through the veterinary program at California State University, Fresno. California State University’s Biology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology department currently participate in the Academic Research Associate Program that allows Fresno State’s Students to assist in research projects. UC Merced’s Biostatistics and Data Support also offer further research assistance with statistical analysis. UCSF Fresno also has access to an epidemiologist, medical media center for posters and illustrations. The Emergency Medicine Department will assist financially for abstract presentations at state and national meetings.