Residency Programs

Residency Programs

Hanford Family Practice Residency Program

"Called to Excellence, Compassion and Wholeness"

The Hanford Family Medicine Residency Training Program is the first in the Central Valley to be affiliated with the prestigious Loma Linda University Medical Center and the first residency in Kings County. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution. In 2008, it was ranked one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News Media Group.

Residents will spend their first six months of their internship training at the Loma Linda University Family Medicine Residency, followed by 2 ½ years at the Adventist Health / Hanford Family Medicine Residency in Hanford, California.

Unlike many other residencies, Hanford’s longitudinal curriculum is designed to mimic the schedule of a rural family medicine physician. Residents will see their continuity patients at the residency’s family medicine clinic and specialty clinics at Central Valley General Hospital campus. They will take OB call at Central Valley General Hospital ( CVH) and In patient service call at Adventist Medical Center (AMCH). Residents will have the opportunity to serve as first assists on surgeries including cesarean sections. Residents will be precepted by Family Medicine Core faculty along with other faculty made up of about 40 local practitioners and specialists.

Residency Program

Accreditation: Five-year accreditation award – the best that can be obtained by any residency.

Faculty: Faculty members have diverse skills and training in family medicine, geriatrics and ethics.

Size of residency: 12 residents. 4:4:4.

Residency status: Unopposed.

Call: 1:4 nights. Other than admissions, call can be taken from home.

Exam room
Patient Exam Room

Family Medicine Center:Seven spacious exam rooms, a procedure room, resident work and study rooms, a mini library and a conference room.

Medical Records: The residency uses EMR software Practice Partners. The hospital uses Cerner software.

Lectures: Conferences are held every Tuesday entire afternoon with the addition of twice a month Balint sessions on Friday noon, and Journal Club, once a month. Every 5th Tuesday is a wellness day. Didactic lectures are provided by Hanford Family Practice Residency core faculty, residents, specialists and visiting lecturers at the Medical Pavillion Residency Conference room at the AMC campus.

Stipend and Benefits: The  LLUMC Resident Information Booklet details your compensation, benefits and protections. The resident will be an employee of Central Valley General Hospital throughout your residency, which will add additional benefits. Residents receive free meals at the hospital cafeteria.

Clinical Rotations

Hanford Family Practice Residency: Longitudinal clinical sessions in the following areas are scheduled for the residents to meet the Family Medicine Program Requirements to qualify the resident to take their Specialty Boards. These included inpatient/outpatient surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, wellborn nursery, medicine, Family Medicine Center, cardiology, orthopedics, emergency room, dermatology, pulmonary, oncology, sports medicine, ENT, ophthalmology, radiology, urology, research and electives.

Loma Linda University/Family Medicine Residency: Block rotations in night call, rheumatology, pulmonary, inpatient pediatrics, medicine and chemical dependency.

Community Hospital: In addition to Central Valley General Hospital, Adventist Health also has a new $114 million medical center, Adventist Medical Center - Hanford, located across from the Hanford Mall. The facility had 142 private beds, that includes 22 intensive care beds, electronic medical records and state-of-the-art technology throughout. A resident conference room, break room and sleep rooms are provided in the new residency suite on the third floor of the adjacent Hanford Medical Pavilion.

Residnet Sleeping Room
Resident Sleeping Room
Conference room
Residency Conference Room


Contact Us

Hanford Family Practice Residency

1025 N. Douty St., Suite 105

Hanford, CA 93230

Phone: 559-537-0224

Fax: 559-537-0226


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