About Us


Welcome to Saint Agnes Medical Center Graduate Medical Education

Saint Agnes Medical Center is a busy tertiary care hospital with over 20,000 discharges annually, offering enriching educational experiences for residents. Saint Agnes, part of the large national health system Trinity Health, is located in the heart of the Central San Joaquin Valley in California. In a defined Healthcare Provider Shortage Area (HPSA), Saint Agnes is a longstanding community benefit organization serving an extremely diverse community with a heavy disease burden as defined in the community health needs assessment. Receiving institutional accreditation from the ACGME in 2016, Saint Agnes Medical Center welcomed its first resident classes in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Transitional Year from 2018-2021. Saint Agnes hopes to enhance the local supply of physicians serving Central California and improve access to care for residents in Fresno, Clovis and the surrounding communities.

Residents are provided opportunities in service lines including heart and vascular services, with interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cancer services, a full service line of general and specialty inpatient and outpatient surgeries, obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine, neonatal intensive care services on-site, a certified stroke program, oncology services, interventional radiology, and a high volume emergency department. Medicine services, supported by a large hospital medicine group (Hospitalists) include capabilities for gastroenterology, neurology, endocrinology, urology, nephrology, palliative care and other medical specialties. Most training occurs at and around our Saint Agnes Hospital with the goal of offering a broad array of educational options during and after residency. The hospital and outside rotations emphasize patient-centered rounds with medical teams that include medical students, residents of all levels, and attending physicians. The Continuity Clinic locations are also facilities designed with integrated inter-professional care in mind, where residents have the opportunity to be trained in population health and other emerging models of care in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse community setting.

The Graduate Medical Education program at Saint Agnes Medical Center strives to train the next generation of physicians who are critical thinkers, compassionate providers, skilled clinicians, and future leaders in medicine. The program seeks to foster an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusivity and welcomes all people regardless of background in the hopes of inspiring new ways of thinking, behaving, and caring. Together as a system, it is the program’s mission to provide high-quality, compassionate health care services.

The Saint Agnes Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), under the leadership of the Designated Institutional Official, Director of Graduate Medical Education and Chief Medical Officer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the review, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of GME program curriculum across the three-year residency. GMEC leads the development of curriculum that meets ACGME guidelines, anticipates future trends in medical education, and ensures that the educational programs at Saint Agnes are innovative and visionary, while still compassionate, practical, and based on real-world performance.