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 Anesthesiology, 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 roughly 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 Airport.