UCSF Fresno taking on 100 new residents

The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program will welcome 100 new physicians to start their medical residency training this summer.

The medical residents will train at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education located at 155 N. Fresno St.

The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a clinical branch of University of California, San Francisco.

Established in 1975, the program has trained approximately one-third of Central Valley physicians. Annually, that equates to 245 medical residents in eight specialties, nearly 50 fellow in 14 subspecialties and about 250 medical students on a rotating basis.

Much of the latest cohort was selected from more than 4,000 applications through the National Resident Matching Program that helps medical school graduates find available residency programs.

UCSF Fresno fellowship programs that took part in the latest October and December NRMP match received approximately 700 applications and conducted nearly 200 interviews for 13 positions.

The remaining programs filled available positions through another matching service or through interviews.

New prospective residents signed up during Match Day on March 17 when thousands of medical school graduates across the nation learned where they will spend the next three to five years conducting the postgraduate training necessary to practice medicine in the United States.