Kaweah Delta Health Care District

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History

Since the 1920s, Kaweah Delta Medical Center has provided care to the residents of Visalia and California's Central Valley. With a population of over 130,000, Visalia is perfectly sized to provide all of the amenities but none of the hassles of urban living. We are located footsteps from the Sierra Nevada. With a 3 1/2 hour drive, one can visit the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula, the Central California Coast and Los Angeles. Additionally, the cost of housing is a fraction of that in other areas of the state. We offer compensation and benefits that are highly competitive. Our Emergency Medicine Program welcomed its first class of 6 residents on July 1, 2013. The class of 2017 was expanded to 13 residents. Due to the wonderful unopposed learning that comes with a new graduate medical education program, our residents have had amazing experiences. Our hospital's commitment to creating an ever-improving learning environment makes our institution an ideal site to train in Emergency Medicine. Some of our strengths:

90,000+ annual ED visits Level 3 Trauma Center with dedicated surgical hospitalists and a brand new helipad An expert core and clinical ED faculty An extensive medical simulation lab -- the largest in the region and with the latest 3G Sim Man and Trauma Man Research and medical writing opportunities and expertise Cutting edge ED advances: scribes, rapid medical evaluation system, mid-level providers, comprehensive ED and in-patient electronic health records ED faculty fully integrated into hospital and medical staff leadership (prior Chief of Staff, current hospital Board of Trustees, P&T, Credentials, and more) 24/7 ED Pharmacists for codes, procedural sedation and treatment protocols

All of Kaweah Delta’s emergency physicians are Vituity partners. You will benefit on every case from attending-level expertise and supervision with physician owners of one of the largest democratic ED groups in the country. This will allow you to learn a system of delivering emergency care that generates successful scores for Kaweah Delta's emergency department when compared nationally.

Leadership

  • Department Chair: Sakona Seng, DO
  • Program Director: Linda L. Herman, MD, FACEP
  • Associate Program Directors: Sean Oldroyd, DO and Madeleine Alexeeva, DO
  • Research Director: Vicken Totten, MD
  • Medical Student Clerkship Director: Omar Guzman, MD
  • Simulation Director: Kimberly Sokol, MD
  • Ultrasound Director: John Hipskind, MD, FACEP

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Kaweah Delta Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

Valley Children's Hospital (VCH), lodging is provided

Curriculum

PGY1

  • EM 22 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • Orientation 2 weeks
  • Pediatrics in the ED 4 weeks
  • Trauma/Surgery 4 weeks
  • Anesthesiology 4 weeks
  • Radiology/Ultrasound 4 weeks
  • ICU 4 weeks
  • Orthopedics 4 weeks

PGY2

  • EM 16 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • Peds ED (CHCC) 4 weeks
  • Peds ICU (CHCC) 4 weeks
  • Trauma/Surgery 4 weeks
  • Pediatrics in the ED 4 weeks
  • ICU 8 weeks
  • Selective 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN 2 weeks
  • ENT 2 weeks

PGY3

  • EM 32 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • EMS/Admin 4 weeks
  • Electives 8 weeks
  • ICU 4 weeks

Electives

  • ICU
  • Urgent Care
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Advanced Ultrasound- ED
  • Research
  • Global Medicine
  • Burn Center
  • Toxicology
  • Advanced Outpatient Orthopedics
  • EMS
  • Advanced EM Administrative Rotation with CEP

Fellowships

  • Simulation/Medical Education

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Debra Duckett Phone: +1 559 624 5218 Fax: +1 559 741 4845

External Links

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