Program Highlights

Program Highlights


Due to our location, the referral area extends throughout the Central Valley of California for a 100-mile radius. Residents experience a wide range of pathology with varying levels of acuity. As a current resident stated “At UCSF Fresno, you don’t just read about crazy pathology, you get to actually see it every single day”.  Our procedural opportunities are nationally in the range of 50th- 90th percentile for obstetrical and gynecologic procedures.

The cultural richness of the Central Valley makes the region a living laboratory for significant population-based research.

Outside of patient care and research, Fresno offers the feel of big city life with a small-town ease all combined with affordable cost of living.  Check out our Fresno Living page to see all the wonderful experiences Fresno can provide.

Program Structure

Our community-based, university-sponsored structure provides unique training under both the academic and private practice models and provides a multitude of opportunities to address significant health disparities in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Residents receive a hands-on experience by working directly with subspecialist in the outpatient and inpatient settings including the operating room. These direct interactions are enhanced by the fact that there are no fellows in our program.

Teaching Opportunities

There is a plethora of teaching opportunities within our program.  We currently help train two (2) separate Family Medicine programs, one (1) Emergency Medicine program and third (3rd) and fourth (4th) year medical students.  In addition, we have outreach programs that allow our residents the opportunity to help educate middle-high school and college students that are interested in a health care profession.


The San Joaquin Valley is one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions in the state with Fresno being the fifth largest city in the state.  The current population is almost 500k with the greater Fresno area reaching almost 1 million.

In Fresno County alone, there are over 70 distinct ethnic groups. To help meet the distinct health care needs of the Valley, UCSF Fresno is committed to providing and fostering an academic and working environment that embraces and supports the diverse characteristics, beliefs and affiliations of its faculty, staff and trainees. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Principles of Community.