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Highlights of the Program

Dear Prospective 2021-2022 Applicants,

Below is a list compiled from our recent graduating class of Transitional Year Residents outlining some of the highlights of our program:

  • Very supportive Program Director
  • Very supportive Program Coordinator
  • Education is a priority
  • Very flexible
  • Great faculty
  • Focus on education
  • Self directed learning rather than just being relied on to get the work done
  • Great support staff
  • Excellent support system from faculty, staff, and healthcare leaders
  • Ability to focus and tailor education in not only your specialty of choice but also sub-disciplines within general medicine
  • Receptive and proactive faculty, very receptive to resident feedback
  • Working with a diverse patient population
  • Interesting cases
  • Opportunity to work with patients of many different cultural backgrounds
  • Focus is on educating us rather than using us for service or "scut work"
  • Dr. Stanley takes measures to gear each resident's experience towards his/her chosen specialty field
  • The support system is awesome. There's always someone to turn to, whether it's Krystal, Dr. Stanley, our attendings, or the operator (unsung heroes!)
  • The RNs here are rock stars. They put in NG tubes, remove staples, and also apparently put in parenteral feeding tubes at bedside. Like I said, support is beyond compare.
  • The central California location makes it relatively easy to visit several of California's popular national parks (Sequoia's, Yosemite, Big Sur) and major cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco)
  • The faculty make education your priority and as such make sure not to overburden you with tasks that could be a hindrance to your education
  • The residency programs are a new addition to a community hospital, providing for a unique learning experience in private practice (appealing coming from a large academic program) and allows our input into the programs to make meaningful contributions
  • Huge emphasis on procedures. This program is excellent for hands-on learning. During my first week in the ICU (and also my first week of internship), I performed a lumbar puncture, placed three central lines, and intubated one patient.

We hope you will apply! Please feel free to contact our amazing program coordinator, Krystal De Azevedo (GMETYResid@kdhcd.org), with any questions.

Sincerely,

The Inaugural Class of Transitional Year Residents