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The Kaweah Health Family Medicine Residency is a community-based program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our three year program has 7 residents at each training level, for a total complement of 21 residents. Choosing to be trained in Family Medicine at Kaweah Health provides a unique opportunity to be a pioneer in bringing Family Medicine education to Tulare County. Kaweah Health provides a robust clinical experience for any physician seeking to be trained to practice a full range of Family Medicine.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Largest hospital in Tulare County
  • Certified Level III Trauma Center
  • 581 patient beds throughout our eight-campus healthcare district
  • 25,500+ annual inpatient discharges
  • 90,000+ annual Emergency Department visits
  • A newly constructed Family Medicine Center
  • Affiliation with University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine faculty with more than 100 combined years of service to the community
  • Over 90 specialists in other disciplines participating in resident training
  • A 2,500-square-foot simulation lab, equipped for training in critical care experiences and clinical procedures
  • A primary service population area of 176,000 and a secondary service population area of 298,000
  • Private sleep rooms for residents
  • Resident lounge
  • An onsite medical library
  • Large classrooms for weekly didactic lectures
  • A modern, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facility
  • A new wing housing the recently expanded ED
  • Electronic medical records, multiple subspecialties, and advanced imaging
  • Ultrasound training available on-site
  • Award-winning centers for Rehabilitation, Outpatient Surgery, Dialysis, Psychiatry and Cancer Care

Our faculty and medical staff organization are as diverse as the community we serve. Residents have the opportunity to work with faculty members who model multicultural care and develop and cultivate relationships while providing care to patients from diverse backgrounds.

In the Family Medicine Center (FMC), residents practice alongside their program faculty to see patients of all ages in this hospital-owned community health center. It is part of a multi-site community health system including several rural clinics. The FMC utilizes a fully functional Electronic Health Record (Cerner) that is integrated with laboratory and radiologic services and has full electronic prescribing capabilities. The records can be securely accessed from any internet connected computer, smart phone, or tablet device to facilitate patient care. The clinic’s mission is to provide quality, cost-conscious health care to the area’s uninsured and underinsured population emphasizing prevention and wellness, individual dignity and cultural sensitivity while partnering with others to improve the health and well-being of our community.

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