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GME Psychiatry Residency FAQ

The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Is Kaweah Health Affiliated With A Medical School?

Yes. Kaweah Health has been formally affiliated with the University of Southern California at Keck School of Medicine since 2019.

What Is The Housing Situation In Visalia?

Visalia is an attractive location for singles and families to live thanks to the affordability of housing, a consistently stable and growing economy, good weather, and low crime. Kaweah Health is located deep in the heart of California in a family-friendly, safe community of 125,000 people with an exceptionally low cost of living.

What Are The Other Kaweah Health Graduate Medical Education Programs?

Kaweah Health currently has ACGME accredited residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Transitional Year, Surgery, and Psychiatry. All PGY-1 Psychiatry Residents complete three months in Family Medicine and one month in Emergency Medicine. However, any resident on a given service will be afforded the same treatment, responsibilities and privileges as any other resident at the same level and experiences, regardless of specific residency. We encourage close working synergies between residents of all programs. It is the commitment of the Office of Graduate Medical Education to avoid conflicts between services and to maximize educational experiences for all of our residents by seamless integration of our programs where they intersect.

Does Kaweah Health Have Child Care Available?

Yes. Kaweah Kids Child Care Center is immediately next door to the main hospital campus and licensed under Title 22 of the State of California’s Community Care Licensing agency. Teachers are all CPR and First Aid certified. Kaweah Kids Center is open to all employees of Kaweah Health and is dedicated to serving children ages 0 - 5 years old. Rates available upon request.

What Are Other Special Features Of Training At Kaweah Health?

Kaweah Health has a beautiful new GME floor, large conference rooms for didactic lectures, video-conferencing and panoramic views of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range. Residents have private sleep rooms for on-call duties, access to a medical library, an annual educational stipend, free parking at all clinical sites, a staff cafeteria, an annual Resident retreat and a free iPad computer. New PGY-1 residents have an extensive two-week Orientation before starting full-time clinical duties.

Do You Allow Observership Positions?

No.

Will Your Program Sponsor My Visa?

Our program will consider J-1 VISAs sponsored through the ECFMG. We do not sponsor VISAs at this time.

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