Highlights

The Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD) Family Medicine Residency is a community-based, university-affiliated program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  At maturity, the program will be comprised of six residents at each training level, for a total of 18 residents. Choosing to be trained in Family Medicine at Kaweah Delta Health Care District provides a unique opportunity to be a pioneer in bringing Family Medicine education to Tulare County.  KDHCD 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:
  • 467 patient beds
  • 25,518 annual inpatient discharges
  • 86,648 annual Emergency Department visits
  • Affiliation with University of California, Irvine 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 featuring panoramic views of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains
  • A medical library
  • Large classrooms for weekly didactic lectures
  • An iPad for residents to assist in training and patient care
  • A modern, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facility
  • A new wing - less than four years old - 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 (eClinical Works) 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.  In 2013/2014, the community clinic system provided care to nearly 20,000 patients constituting over 87,000 visits. This is a dramatic increase compared to 2011, at which time the system served nearly 13,000 patients in 58,000 visits. Primary Care Physicians provided care to over 50% of these patients which reflects the expanding need in our communities.

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