*New* Anesthesiology Residency Program

Following a site visit earlier this year, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) awarded Kaweah Delta Health Care District accreditation  to offer an Anesthesiology Residency Program. Kaweah Delta is now accepting applications from medical school graduates wishing to begin the program on June 19, 2017.

What will it be like to train at Kaweah Delta?   We are a large institution with 8 campuses, 581 patient beds, more than 300 physicians, and an anesthesia staff of more than 25 people. The clinical facilities employed for training are first rate. Our regional medical center is a state-of-the-art, facility. It contains a newly remodeled and expanded surgical suite with 18 operating rooms where we provide nearly 18,000 anesthetics per year, plus an obstetrical suite with 5000 deliveries. The entire Kaweah Delta organization including the operating rooms are transitioning to a state-of-the-art computerized anesthesia information and record keeping system provided by Cerner Millennium, which is expected to be in place by in the Fall of 2017.

We are offering a four-year ACGME accredited residency with four residents per year which will include a Clinical Base Year. The Anesthesiology Residency Program is the only program in the Central Valley and is one of very few Anesthesiology Residency programs between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Program Director, Dr. Michael Pesce states “The Kaweah Delta Faculty is excited about our new anesthesiology residency training program. This addition to our teaching mission will benefit our current patients, as well as future generations of Central Valley residents, who can look forward to advanced anesthesia care available locally. We are looking for ambitious, dedicated, and curious new physicians from across the country that want to be part of something unique in anesthesia post-graduate education: a small town training program, with big city-like exposure; where our residents will be welcomed as colleagues from day one; where each new resident will have a faculty mentor for all four years of training; where residents can expect a training program with exceptional facilities, equipment, teaching, and experience; and all with great California sunshine.”

We welcome completed applications and forms by email to kdgme@kdhcd.org starting April 3rd!

Applications must include each of the following items:

  • Application Form (Download form here: /Resources/14773/FileRepository/GME/Anesthesia Program Application.docx
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted for initial review, but official copy from school will be required)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcripts
  • PTAL (for International Graduates)
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter (from medical school)
  • ECFMG Certification (for International Grads)

*Please note:We are not accepting applicants with prior US Graduate Medical Education experience due to CMS policies regarding newly accredited teaching institutions. 

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place until April 30, 2017 or until all four vacant positions have been filled. For any inquiries please contact (559) 624-6999.



We are proud to announce that Kaweah Delta Medical Center has received an A in hospital safety by Leapfrog for the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score. This gold standard rating for patient safety indicates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, and injuries, as well as considers patient satisfaction. An "A" from Leapfrog, the nation`s leading patient safety experts, recognizes the consistent improvements made in quality of care and patient safety.