UCSF Fresno fills new resident positions

UCSF Fresno's medical education and research program will welcome 79 new residents in 2013-2014. UCSF Fresno's medical education and research program will welcome 79 new residents in 2013-2014. UCSF Fresno’s medical education and research program recently filled all of its new medical resident positions for the 2013-2014 academic year, UCSF said in a release.

There will be 79 new residents arriving in Fresno in late June to begin training in specialties that include emergency medicine, family and community medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.

UCSF Fresno received 4,200 applications for 79 residency slots, and 800 of those applicants were interviewed. Applicants were then “matched” with UCSF through the National Resident Matching Program; a “match” occurs when both the resident and the prospective program mutually select one another.

Thirty to 50 percent of medical residents who graduate from UCSF Fresno remain in the area to practice and provide care for patients in Fresno and the Central Valley.