Longitudinal Curriculum

Our family medicine practice site is part of a rural health clinic system that sees approximately 350,000 patient encounters a year. The rural health clinic system at Adventist Health in the Central Valley has integrated specialty and primary care clinics located on the same campus.

The strength of the curriculum is in part reflected in the In-Training Exams average scores above the 70th percentile and 100% Specialty Boards passage.

At the Adventist Health Hanford Family Medicine Residency program, we are proud to utilize the longitudinal format to our curriculum and afford our residents constant variety in their education.

Instead of a two to four-week rotation in a given specialty, our residents split each day into focused morning and afternoon sessions. For example, a resident may spend their morning session seeing pediatric patients and their afternoon session providing neurology consultations, while working with the specialist in that rotation.

Our residents also have rotations dedicated to continuing patients that they will see at our practice site Adventist Health Medical Office – Hanford Residency. This enables ongoing daily inpatient exposure as residents manage patients in the hospital, many of which also are their clinic patients.

Currently, the traditional “block” format is used only in rotations of OB, electives, and inpatient and emergency pediatrics.

Longitudinal schedule

Our Family Medicine Residency program is 36 months of unopposed training, designed to comply with all ACGME Family Medicine Review Committee requirements. The longitudinal rotation schedule allows continuous and ongoing exposure to clinic patients, acute care in the hospital and specialty rotations throughout our three-year curriculum.

Rotation sites

  • Adventist Health Hanford: 10 minutes, 2 miles from Adventist Health Medical Office – Hanford Residency
  • Valley Children’s Hospital: 52 minutes, 45 miles from Adventist Health Medical Office – Hanford Residency
  • Adventist Health Medical Office – Fowler: 30 minutes, 23 miles from Adventist Health Medical Office – Hanford Residency
  • Adventist Health Selma and Adventist Health Medical Office – Selma Campus: 30 minutes, 18 miles from Adventist Health Medical Office – Hanford Residency

Exam rooms at Adventist Health Medical Office - Hanford Residency