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Valley Children’s residency program accredited

The front entrance area of the main complex at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County.
The front entrance area of the main complex at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County. Fresno Bee file

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has granted accreditation to the Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine.

ACGME is a nonprofit council that oversees graduate medical training programs in hospitals throughout the country.

The Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program will begin interviewing medical students this fall, with the inaugural class of residents arriving in Madera in July 2017. Stanford residents will begin rotations through Valley Children’s emergency department this summer. Valley Children’s residents will have the opportunity for rotations at partner locations – including Kaiser Permanente-Fresno, Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno and Dignity Health – and local pediatricians’ offices.

Valley Children’s Hospital continues to serve as a teaching site for more than 190 residents and medical students in a dozen other programs, including those based at Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, Mercy Medical Center in Merced and Clinica Sierra Vista in Fresno.

The Fresno Bee

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