Application Information

We are looking for applicants who fit our mission. These applicants demonstrate commitment to the ideals of family medicine and whole-person care, possess and develop excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and are willing to provide care to the underserved with energy and compassion.

Our Program

  • Active accreditation by ACGME.
  • Deadline for application is November 15.
  • Applications must be submitted through ERAS only.
  • Size of residency: 18 residents. 6:6:6
  • Newly furnished resident suite
  • On-call rooms and bathrooms with a shower
  • Didactic facility with touchscreen smart board
  • Fully stocked complimentary refrigerator and meals
  • Designated physician parking

Basic Qualifications for Consideration

  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation.
  • Five years or less since medical school graduation (some exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
  • U.S. citizen, green card holder or permanent resident status. Applicants requiring visa sponsorship will not be considered.
  • Passing USMLE scores with no more than two failures on any of the steps.
  • No practice of medicine in the U.S. since medical school graduation.
  • Personal statements demonstrating interest in rural family medicine (interest in practicing in a rural area).

Interviews are by invitation only and only qualified applicants will be interviewed. Due to the high volume of applications, telephone calls and emails requesting an interview or inquiring into application status are not accepted. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email with any questions that are not addressed above. We look forward to reviewing your application.


Residents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment benefits offered through Adventist Health Hanford. Plans are not bundled and are available on a voluntary basis.


Chief Residents Bonus
Annual Financial Support
$1,000.00 each
Bi-Weekly Financial Support

Resident salaries are reviewed annually by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, GMEC.


Meals are available in the hospital cafeteria, as well as in the resident lounges for night float residents.

Discretionary Educational Fund

The Discretionary Educational Fund (DEF) is an annual educational stipend for residents to enhance their training experiences as they prepare for an independent practice of medicine. At this time, the DEF is set at $2,000 per resident, per year (amount is subject to change). Funds may be used for a variety of academic expenses.

Educational Leave/Conference Time

Educational leave with compensation is set at five (5) days per academic year and may be used for the following:

  • Educational activities of merit and relevance to the practice of family medicine.
  • Board preparation.
  • Other approved CME course for continuing education, confirmed by the Program Director.
  • USMLE/COMLEZ examinations for all PGY-1 residents.

Answers to Frequently-Asked-Questions

  • Where are your graduates now?

Graduates of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program have gone on to pursue rewarding careers as physicians at a variety of healthcare systems. Many have stayed within Adventist Health in the Central Valley, while others have relocated to other parts of California and the country.

Some of the locations where our graduates practice include:

  • Abrazo West Campus
  • Adventist Health in the Central Valley
  • Adventist Health Medical Offices
  • Adventist Health Physicians Network
  • Aria Community Health Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Napa Medical Offices
  • Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
  • Kaweah Delta Medical Center
  • Living Water Clinic
  • Modesto Medical Center and Medical Offices
  • Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Temecula Valley Hospital
  • United Health Centers
  • Wheeling Hospital
  • What is rural medicine and how are residents involved?

Rural areas encompass all population, housing and territory not included within an urban area, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Rural Americans face numerous health disparities compared to urban Americans, including limited access to quality healthcare such as primary care and specialty services.

To help increase access to healthcare, Adventist Health in the Central Valley has more than 40 rural health clinics across Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera and Tulare Counties.

Residents of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program are involved in this effort by providing patient care at a variety of rural health clinics, including at Adventist Health Medical Offices in Hanford, Home Garden and Lemoore.

  • What makes your program unique?

The Hanford Family Medicine Residency program is unique in its use of a longitudinal format for its curriculum, which mimics the schedule of a primary care physician. We believe the longitudinal curriculum provides our residents with a continuous and ongoing exposure to clinic patients, acute hospital care and specialty rotations throughout the three-year program.

Contact Us

Hanford Family Medicine Residency
1025 N. Douty St., Ste. 105, Hanford CA 93230
Phone: 559-537-0189
Fax: 559-537-0202