Hanford Family Medicine Residency


Allow me to be the first one to welcome you to the Adventist Health Hanford Family Medicine Residency program! This is a place where we teach and cultivate physicians as leaders and servants of our community. Our mission to “live God’s love” drives our program, and I invite you to consider learning and growing with us!

Our residents are supervised by dedicated and experienced board-certified Family Medicine physicians. As an unopposed program, our residents get direct, hands-on training from all faculty and specialists. All specialties are represented in our program, from neurology to orthopedic surgery. We are very unique in that we offer a longitudinal curriculum. This will allow a continuous and ongoing exposure to clinic patients, acute care in the hospital and specialty rotations throughout our three-year curriculum.

Adventist Health has a great relationship with neighboring institutions. Residents will gain specialized exposure to pediatrics, both inpatient and emergency room rotations, at Valley Children’s Hospital.

The common feedback expressed by our residents is the feeling of “family.” By the end of their curriculum, our residents have cemented relationships with co-residents and faculty that continues well beyond. We work together to provide an atmosphere of comfort and encouragement as we train the physicians of tomorrow. Aside from the privilege of learning and practicing medicine, we also place emphasis on resident wellness. The residents enjoy protected time for social events and outings, and we all enjoy fellowship together at the annual Residency Retreat.

There is an abundant need for physicians in the Central Valley. The area is diverse with a full spectrum of patients and backgrounds. Our residency has answered the call to serve our community. Our residents participate regularly in community outreach events, including health fairs, school physical programs and homeless wellness projects. Please consider Adventist Health Hanford Family Medicine Residency Program, not only as a place to learn, but as a place to grow and give back.

In His love,

Jerry A. Neria, MD, MPH
Interim Program Director