Graduate Medical Education

Residency programs

Committed to the education of future generations of medical professionals, Adventist Health in the Central Valley serves as the sponsoring institution of two residency programs in Hanford and Tulare, where new physicians receive hands-on training in family medicine. Additionally, a pharmacy residency program is tailored to provide clinical experience to future pharmacy providers.

Resident physicians have the unique opportunity to advance their medical careers in a seamless environment, following their patients through every step of their care journey, from an inpatient setting, through their diagnosis and treatment and transition to follow-up care at an outpatient office. The residency programs in Hanford and Tulare enable residents to train in an array of disciplines, including emergency medicine, medical-surgical and labor and delivery.

Residency programs not only train new physicians, but also provide patients with increased access to providers in their community.

Our vision

As an educational community, we train and develop family medicine physician leaders who reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all people, especially the residents of our Central Valley communities, by applying the principles of diagnosis, examination, treatment and education to empower and engage our patients in achieving their healthiest and happiest lives.

Our mission

To educate confident and competent family medicine physicians who are capable of providing comprehensive, compassionate, full-spectrum patient-centered medical care by modeling and teaching them a collaborative, evidence-based approach to coordinated care. We value and work with one another to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.

Built on the belief that residency education helps reduce healthcare disparities and builds healthier communities for all, we commit to our core values of:

  • Accountability
  • Wholeness
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Service
  • Trust
  • Resilience
  • Uniqueness
  • Collaboration
  • Community

Learn more about the Hanford Family Medicine Residency, Tulare Family Medicine Residency and Pharmacy Residency programs.