Mandeep Bagga, MD Program Director
Vision: Passion Education Care
Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD) is a large organization with
over 400 patient beds, 300 physicians, 25 psychiatrists and 27,000 inpatient
admissions. We are academically affiliated with the University of California
at Irvine School of Medicine (UCI) and accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education) as a teaching institution. Our
West campus includes a busy, acute 50-bed inpatient Mental Health Hospital
which is an easy 10 minute drive from the main medical/surgical campus.
KDHCD is also designated as a Level 3 Trauma Center, with a new helipad
and busy Emergency Department with over 80,000 annual patient visits.
Here, Psychiatric Residents obtain experience in crisis intervention,
risk assessment and consultation. Other psychiatry training sites include
the KDHCD Rural Clinics and various sites of the Tulare County Department
of Mental Health.
As a public, non-profit hospital and federal-designated underserved area,
a key objective for the KDHCD Mental Health Hospital is providing care
to underserved populations; poor, uninsured, immigrant farmworkers, homeless
and the chronically mentally ill. We emphasize integration with primary
care, so patients experience the best in comprehensive, personalized care
for all of their illnesses. We strive to provide patient-centered, evidence-based
care to improve the health of our community.
KDHCD provides significant resources for a successful educational experience.
Our residents work with skilled Faculty Psychiatrists in a stimulating
and supportive environment. We recognize the impact that teachers have
on the careers of their trainees. Both clinical and didactic components
of the programs stimulate professional and personal growth. Our expectations
are high, and we know that yours are as well. We want all of our residents
to achieve their maximum potential.
If you are interested in our exciting new program and meet the application
requirements, we encourage you to apply through ERAS at: www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/.
We conduct interviews each Fall and rank applicants each Spring using
the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program). Any of the faculty or
staff would be happy to provide more information or answer questions.
Thank you again for your interest in our program.
For questions or further information, please email