UCSF-Fresno will begin training the third class of medical students with San Joaquin Valley Focus on Tuesday.
The students are the third group from the UC Davis-UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education, also known as SJV PRIME.
The program, which began in 2010, is a partnership between the three University of California schools to establish a medical program for students interested in practicing in the Valley and working with underserved populations.
The initial class of students completed the first two years of medical school at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus and the third and fourth years of clinical training at Sacramento and at the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program. They will graduate from the program with medical degrees from the UC Davis School of Medicine in May.
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The third group of students beginning their training in Fresno originally come from Fresno, Madera, Merced, Atwater, Tracy and Turlock.