Medical Student Program
Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California is a busy Level III
(seeking Level II) Trauma Center, academically affiliated with the University
of California, Irvine School of Medicine. We are a community based hospital
with 8 campuses, 581 patient beds and more than 300 physicians. We are
in a federally designated underserved area and a public hospital that
provides patient –centered care to a widely divergent mix of patients.
We have strong residency programs in Emergency Medicine, General Surgery,
Psychiatry, Family Medicine,Transitional Year and Anesthesiology. Their
success is due to a dedicated faculty that improves their programs continuously,
frequently based on resident's input. We also provide an outstanding
educational experience to medical students performing rotations in both
core and electives in a wide variey ot medical surgical specialties.
Medical students who elect to perform their rotations here will benefit
from the diverse patient population. Our faculty is motivated to teach
and there is more one on one time with attending physicians then traditional
academic centers. This translate to more practical, useable knowledge
acquired at the bedside to prepare you for residency. Our medical center
has been recently renovated with a new medical library and advanced Simulation
Lab. The entire Kaweah Delta organization is transitioning to a state-of-the-art
computerized recored keeping system provided by Cerner Millennium, which
is expected to be in place by Fall of 2017.
Visalia is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, set
midway between Fresno and Bakersfield. We are a safe community with a
low cost of living, many outdoor activities, and a short driving distance
to Yosemite National Park, the Central California Coast, Mineral King
National Park and the Sequoia National Forest.
We look forward to providing you with a great learning experience!
John E. Hipskind, M.D., FACEM
Emergency Medicine Physician
Medical Student Director
Kaweah Delta Health Care District Board Member