The University Centers of Excellence were built to leverage the ambulatory expertise of core faculty specialists of the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. The faculty specialists of UCSF Fresno treat patients with state of the art practices, teach the Valley’s next generation of doctors and engage in scholarly clinical research. The Centers of Excellence enhance recruitment of new specialists to the area and develop a critical mass of physicians, surgeons and specialists to create new research and clinical fellowships for the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. This synergistic effect is supported by studies showing that 30 – 50% of residents and 80% of fellows remain and practice medicine in the area where they receive their training.
The University Centers of Excellence are part of Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG). CCFMG is an organization of faculty physicians and staff affiliated with the prestigious University of California, San Francisco - Fresno Medical Education Program with a core purpose – To Make Medical Education Happen. All of our physicians have teaching positions with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (the top medical school on the west coast and one of the top 10 nationally). They teach the next generation of physicians right here in the Central Valley at UCSF Fresno, located on the Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Campus in downtown. UCSF Fresno teaches approximately 200 of the best and brightest residents, who receive advanced training in emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgical critical care, all by a nationally recognized physician faculty. The UCSF Fresno campus has trained approximately one-third of the Valley physicians currently practicing in these specialty areas.
CCFMG’s primary teaching facility is CRMC (aka Community Regional). With a 58-acre campus, Community Regional brings Valley residents the highest level of care possible. It’s home to the only burn and Level I trauma centers between Los Angeles and Sacramento and a leading edge facility with cutting-edge equipment and treatment rivaling some of the top hospitals in the nation.