Transitional Year Residency Program
The Kaweah Delta Health
Care District Transitional Year Residency is a one-year program that
offers 12 PGY-1 positions through the National Resident Matching Program.
The program is accredited by the ACGME and is designed to prepare any Resident for the next stage of their training. The Transitional Year Residents
at Kaweah Delta frequently rotate with residents from our other accredited
programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry.
The appointed Program Director, Dr. Michael Stanley, is an experienced
Emergency Medicine academician, and as such, the experience of the Transitional
Year Residents at this program will be solidly founded in the fundamental
clinical skills of the extensive field of Emergency Medicine. In
addition, the curriculum offers over 25 elective rotations to help customize
the training received in preparation for a multitude of specialties.
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is a large, public, non-profit
health care organization with over 400 medical/surgical beds
that serves a large area in the Central Valley. Kaweah Delta Medical Center is a Level 3 Trauma Center with a
helipad, over 300 staff physicians and over 90 specialists. Annually, the
entire hospital has over 27,000 inpatient admissions, 58,000 outpatient
appointments and 80,000 Emergency Department visits.
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is located deep in the heart of
California in a family-friendly, safe community of rougly 130,000 people with an
exceptionally low cost of living. Known as the Gateway to the Sequoias, Visalia
lies in the center of the San Joaquin Central Valley near the Sequoia and
King’s Canyon National Parks and is a short, weekend excursion to the famous
Yosemite National Park. The Central Valley has great shopping, movies, schools,
parks, sports, gyms and a famous downtown vintage trolley. Visalia has a
well-known Farmer’s Market, over 200 restaurants and was in the top six
finalists for the Rand McNally Best Small Town Food competition.
Visalia boasts something for everyone
including the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ concert series as well as the Tulare
County Symphony at the Fox Theatre. In addition, Visalia has an active popular
music scene including recent concerts by Natalie Cole, Peter Frampton, Amy Grant,
Vince Gill, BB King, Kenny Loggins, Foreigner and the B52s. In addition, we
have popular Visalia Rawhide Class A professional baseball games, the Chinese
Cultural Center, Renaissance Faire, New Years Day Polar Bear Dip, Sprint Car
Racing, multiple Theatres and a busy 100,000 square foot Convention Center.
Local weather is pleasant (except for our
‘hot’ month of August) and outdoor activities are common including hiking,
biking, golfing, camping, fishing, boating, or skiing. Though Visalia is ranked as the 200th largest city in the U.S. and public
transportation is readily available, traffic jams are quite uncommon and
travelling between clinical sites is rarely more than a few minutes drive.
Visalia sits in the middle of California and is a three to four drive to either Los
Angeles or San Francisco and a two hour drive west to the beach. Quick commuter
flights often leave the Visalia airport to Los Angeles and Las Vegas and
flights to major national locations from the nearby Fresno International