Undergraduate Medical Education Program
From the Chief Executive Officer
From the Director of Medical Education Amir Berjis, MD, MACM, FACS, FCCP
Russell V. Judd, MS, FACHE Healthcare Administration
On behalf of the Department of Medical Education, our 120 clinical academic faculty, the 115 residents and fellows, and hundreds of alumni who have trained at our campus over the last 65 years, I welcome you to Kern Medical. We are the premiere academic institution and tertiary referral center serving the Southern San Joaquin Valley of Central California. More importantly, we are the public safety net hospital that provides medical care to the most vulnerable patient population in Bakersfield and our surrounding areas. We currently sponsor four fully ACGME-accredited residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatry with plans for further expansion in the near future. In addition, we support accredited fellowships in Infectious Disease, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Our residency and fellowship programs are associated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, with the majority of our faculty holding academic positions at UCLA as well. In conjunction with our sponsored programs, we provide high acuity pediatric care both in the
We are hard at work growing and teaching the next generation of doctors, while creating world leaders in health among our community, and far beyond. Our commitment to medical education remains steadfast and firm. I invite you to take a moment and learn more about the outstanding medical education opportunities that await the students at Kern Medical.
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Undergraduate Medical Education program at Kern Medical. For more than 65 years, Kern Medical has been training and preparing medical students, residents, and fellows for careers in medicine, which has laid the foundation for the health and wellness of the Kern County community. Our program is one of a kind; we care for a unique patient population, with cases and pathology not seen in most places. Kern Medical is located in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and serves as the designated safety net hospital for Kern County. We have the privilege of caring for the most vulnerable and underserved in our community and we are grateful to fulfill that role, ensuring everyone receives thehighest level of carepossible. As the tertiary referral center and academic teaching institution, we strive to improve patient health by delivering high- quality, safe, equitable, and compassionate care. The future for Kern Medical is bright; we continue to expand our educational offerings by increasing learning opportunities, advancing technology in our programs, and recruiting the best physician educators and some of the nation’s most promising students.
ambulatory setting and within a dedicated pediatric inpatient service and neonatal intensive care unit. Additionally, our Department of Surgery hosts multiple specialties, including general surgery, trauma and acute care services. For nearly seven decades, our institution has been training physicians who have gone on to pursue careers in either academic settings or private practice. Our alumni have served as Department Chairs, Program Directors and academic faculty. Our graduates have published numerous peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters and presented at national and international meetings. Our new simulation center is dedicated to providing high-fidelity simulation with standardized patients and is an integral component of our medical training. We are creating a new robust undergraduate medical curriculum that incorporates faculty coaching, innovative electives and integrated simulation as we strive to educate and prepare the next generation of physicians. I invite you to join us and experience our clinical learning environment.
Who We Are
Who We Are
By the Numbers
Meet our Graduates
Undergraduate Medical Education
Kern Medical is proud to be an Academic Teaching Institution, a Highly Specialized Tertiary Referral Center and a Public Safety Net Hospital.
Life in Bakersfield
Mission Kern Medical is leading the way to a healthier you and toward community wellness through excellence inmedicine, teaching and research.
Vision Kern Medical, your trusted provider of essential health and wellness in an integrated academic medical system.
Kern Medical Foundation
Medical Staff Departments
By the Numbers
Improve patient satisfaction through enhanced access to safe, patient-centered care in a healing environment. PATIENT SATISFACTION Be the employer of choice for staff, residents and physicians by creating an environment that attracts and retains the most competent and engaged team members. EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT Enhance internal and external partnerships that improve quality, increase access to care and reduce costs. CARE INTEGRATION Demonstrate to the community the breadth of services we offer and our clinical expertise. COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDING
240+ Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows
54,853 Emergency Department Visits
2,987 Trauma Activations
Provide a vibrant, integrated academic learning environment. ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT
9,213 Inpatient Admissions
149,568 Ambulatory Visits
Practice mindful stewardship of all resources and pursue revenue growth through diversification. STEWARDSHIP AND REVENUE GROWTH
Residency & Fellowship Programs
Department of Emergency Medicine Rick McPheeters, DO Chair Manish N. Amin, DO Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Department of Medicine Everardo Cobos, MD Chair Alan S. Ragland, DO Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Arash Heidari, MD Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Juan M. Lopez, MD Chair Program Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program Department of Psychiatry Mohammed Molla, MD Chair Sarah Abdijadid, DO, MS Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program David Weinstein, MD Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Garth Olango, MD, PhD Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Department of Pharmacy Jeremiah (Jay) Joson, PharmD Director Jeff Jolliff, PharmD Program Director, Pharmacy Residency Program
Medical Student Clerkship Directors
Kieron Barkataki, DO Clerkship Director, 4th Year
Sarayu Vasan, MD Clerkship Director
Janpreet Bhandohal, MD Clerkship Director, 3rd Year
R. Scott Snyder, MD Clerkship Director, 3rd Year
Kasey Radicic, DO Clerkship Director, 4th Year
Amber Jones, DO Clerkship Director, 4th Year
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rio Bravo Family Medicine
Petre P. Motiu, MD Clerkship Director, 3rd Year
Steven Saito, MD Clerkship Director, 3rd Year
Paola Rosa, DO Clerkship Director, 4th Year
Hector Arreaza, MD Clerkship Director, 4th Year
Lulua Mandviwala, MD Clerkship Director
Rio Bravo Family Medicine Carol Stewart, MD Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Meet Some of Our Graduates Former Medical Students: 2016-2021
Su Hlaing, MD Family Medicine RUSM Resident, RBFM
Roopam Jariwal, MD Internal Medicine AUC Resident, Kern Medical
David Aguirre, MD Internal Medicine RUSM Practices in Bakersfield, CA
Jorge Almodovar, MD General Surgery AUC Practices in Rancho Mirage, CA
Natalie Karapetians, MD Internal Medicine AUC Resident, Kern Medical
Kevin Kemp, MD General Surgery AUC Practices in Omaha, NE
Jasmeet Bains, MD Family Medicine AUA Practices in Bakersfield, CA
Matthew Beare, MD Family Medicine RUSM Practices in Bakersfield, CA
Serghei Burcovschii, MD Internal Medicine AUC Sleep Medicine Fellow, University of Texas
Julia Canders, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology RUSM Practices in Riverside, CA
Ariana Lundquist, MD Family Medicine RUSM Resident, RBFM
Samantha Madziarski, MD Psychiatry AUC Practices in Bakersfield, CA
Sergey Kozyr, MD General Surgery RUSM Practices in Fort Myers, FL
Monica Kumar, MD Family Medicine AUC Practices in Tehachapi, CA
Gina Cha, MD Family Medicine AUC Chief Resident, RBFM
Rajinderpal Chahal, MD Internal Medicine AUC Practices in Visalia, CA
Claudia Carranza, MD Family Medicine RUSM Practices in Bakersfield, CA
David Contreras, MD Internal Medicine RUSM Practices in Modesto, CA
Terrance McGill, MD Family Medicine RUSM Practices in Lamont, CA
Larissa Morsky, MD Emergency Medicine RUSM Faculty, Kern Medical
William Pho, MD Emergency Medicine RUSM Practices in Visalia, CA
Anthony Poles, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology RUSM Resident, Kern Medical
Matthew Cupp, MD Emergency Medicine RUSM Resident, Kern Medical
Carlos D’Assumpcao, MD Internal Medicine RUSM ID Fellow, Kern Medical
Alyssa Der, MD Family Medicine RUSM Resident, RBFM
Samantha Ratnayake, MD Internal Medicine RUSM Resident, Kern Medical
Kenneth Varnes, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology RUSM Practices in Bakersfield, CA
Sarayu Vasan, MD Psychiatry RUSM Clerkship Director, Kern Medical
Joseph Gomes, MD Family Medicine AUC Practices in Roseville, CA
Anthony Prunes, MD Internal Medicine RUSM Practices in Bakersfield, CA
Key: AUA = American University of Antiqua AUC = American University of the Caribbean RBFM = Rio Bravo Family Medicine RUSM = Ross University School of Medicine
Wanchi Zeng, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology RUSM Practices in West Covina, CA
Preston Hill, MD Emergency Medicine RUSM Ultrasound Fellow, UC Davis
Tamara Hilvers, MD Family Medicine RUSM Resident, RBFM
Shelly Gupta, MD Internal Medicine AUC Practices in Oakland, CA
Shelah Hayes, MD Emergency Medicine RUSM Resident, Kern Medical
Undergraduate Medical Education
WHAT SETS KERN MEDICAL APART? Kern Medical is committed to improving the medical student experience by augmenting the curriculumwith a robust simulation program. This program includes: • Standardized patient program • Objective, structured clinical examinations at the end of each clerkship • Annual summitive clinical performance exam
Kern Medical continues to improve and expand our medical education programs and curriculum to meet the evolving needs of today’s medical students.
IN ADDITION TO CORE CLERKSHIPS, THIRD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN: • Bi-monthly Grand Rounds • Quarterly professionalism and well-being workshops • Faculty coaching and mentoring • Simulation curriculum • Participation in research and quality projects
FOURTH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM: • Workshops and panel discussions • Drafting a personal statement • Interviewing skills • NRMP process and matching • Innovative electives • Courtesy residency interview
STUDENT UNION The Student Union provides essential space dedicated to meet the needs of our medical students. Open 24/7, it’s a place to study, relax and connect with peers. This space provides students individual computer work stations, a large meeting room, a comfortable lounge with a kitchenette and dining area. The Student Union building also houses Kern Medical’s Department of Medical Education, which supports Kern Medical’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency and fellowship programs. The Student Union was funded by a donation from Ross University School of Medicine.
This core rotation, comprised of both ambulatory and inpatient settings, introduces students to the various topics of general internal medicine. Serving a social-economic and ethnically diverse population, students are immersed into primary, tertiary and specialty care. By the end of their clerkship, students are well on the way to developing a rational, evidence-based approach to the evaluation and care of hospitalized adult medical patients at Kern Medical and Adventist Health Bakersfield, and patients encountered in ambulatory settings.
Overview The faculty, fellows and resident physicians of Kern Medical are dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to the education of our medical students. Our faculty consider the time and experience on our clerkships very valuable, and strive to enhance the learning environment for all. Students participate in educational programs that meet accreditation standards set for their respective medical schools. Currently, Kern Medical offers the following core clerkships:
This rotation really helped strengthen my clinical judgement and patient care skills. I loved the team dynamic and learning about both inpatient and ambulatory. – Valerie E., Medical Student The patient population is very diverse, leading to challenging cases and rare disease pathologies. I couldn’t have asked for a better IM core rotation. – Christine G., Medical Student This rotation really gives you a feel of what it’s like to be a resident. You work hard, you present patients to attendings, and help residents. Even as a medical student, you’re given autonomy and feel like you are a colleague and part of a team. – Michael D., Medical Student
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] SURGERY ] OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
] FAMILY MEDICINE
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INAUGURAL FELLOW Kern Medical has added an Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, starting the 2021-2022 academic year. Carlos D’Assumpcao, MD, is the inaugural fellow for this program. Carlos is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a recent graduate of Kern Medical’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Surgery Clerkship rotation is designed to maximize time and exposure in both General and Subsurgical specialties. There are two General Surgery rotations, comprising a total of six weeks of General Surgery. Students are exposed to a vast array of pathology that constitutes a general surgery practice and participate in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care. Students are encouraged to review the patients’ complaints and symptoms, their pertinent past medical history andphysical exam, laboratory and diagnostic exams (including radiographic films), and make recommendations for treatment. Should surgery be offered, students are prepared to assist, and know the basic principles of Pre-Operative and Post-Operative care. Students in the ambulatory setting will learn to develop a care plan for the appropriate operation to be performed and demonstrate their ability to formulate a pre-operative/ post-operative assessment and plan. Fourth year medical students rotating through Surgery are divided into multiple two-week and three-week rotations, allowing each medical student to maximize their time and exposure in both General Surgery and in the Surgery Sub-Specialties. Rotations available to these students include: • General Surgery • Colon and Rectal Surgery • Orthopedic Surgery • Head and Neck Surgery
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship rotation exposes students to women’s health, both in the ambulatory and inpatient setting. This clerkship offers students hands-on experience in both labor and delivery and gynecological care. Students will care for a spectrum of the most common diseases and health conditions, and an equally complex diversity of healthcare needs and clinical situations. They will be exposed to care for a variety of medical treatments and surgical procedures mastered by the general gynecologist and obstetrician to treat four deeply complex sub-specialties: • High-risk obstetrics (perinatology/maternal fetal medicine) • Gynecologic oncology • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility • Urogynecology
Good and direct communication with attendings. Intraoperative teaching and the privilege to assist with multiple surgeries. – Lea U., Medical Student Fantastic attendings and great exposure to a variety of surgical specialties. Students are allowed to scrub in and sometimes be the first assistant. – Hua T., Medical Student The subspecialty rotations were very involved and had a lot of learning and hands on experiences. – Samantha R., Medical Student interactions
Very hands on, didactics are extremely helpful. The learning opportunities are immense. – Uyi A., Medical Student Very well organized and many opportunities for hands on experience. The residents I worked with were understanding of my knowledge level and liked to teach. – Joshua S., Medical Student The rotation did a great job of having students see different services within ObGyn. I also thought all of the attendings I followed were great teachers and preceptors. – Melanie K., Medical Student
• Urology • Trauma
AMBER JONES, DO, MPH, FACS Dr. Jones serves as the 4th Year Clerkship Director in Surgery. She is a graduate of Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, having completed her clinical rotations and residency at Kern Medical. Dr. Jones is currently the Surgical ICU Director, Surgical Critical Care Intensivist, and is a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon.
JUAN LOPEZ, MD, FACOG Dr. Lopez is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his medical student rotations and residency at Kern Medical. He now serves as Chair of the department and Director of the Residency Program.
The Psychiatry Clerkship introduces students to the care of inpatient and ambulatory psychiatric patients. Students gain competency in the basic assessment and management of the psychiatric patient through the ability to understand and treat psychopathology, learn interview techniques, understand diagnostic criteria used to diagnose psychiatric disorders, and to develop an understanding of the psychopharmacology involved. Rotations in this core clerkship are designed to allow adequate exposure to psychiatry patients of all ages including child/adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
This rotation was great because it truly prepared students for their SHELF and Step 2 CK Exams. From the willingness of the physicians to teach to the schedule of didactics, I feel that it set students up for success. – Christian S., Medical Student I was able to see a variety of patients with many psychiatric conditions. The attendings and residents are open for questions and are willing to teach. – Lan N., Medical Student The faculty were the friendliest, all were willing to teach and accommodating to students. It was by far the best clinical experience I've ever had. – Eloy A., Medical Student
The Pediatrics Clerkship rotation offers both ambulatory and inpatient experiences. Students benefit from treating a variety of pediatric pathology. They also have opportunities to explore aspects of preventative medicine and psycho-social-environmental factors that relate directly to the care of infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
Students aregiven the roleof actingas residents which is highly beneficial in advancing our management plan skills and clinical knowledge. – Lidice G., Medical Student Faculty are great educators, and really pushed us to start thinking as physicians. Although this was a lot of pressure, I was thankful to be pushed out of my comfort zone and felt I grew a lot as a future physician during this rotation. – Sangamithra S., Medical Student Well rounded experience of NICU, newborns and pediatrics during inpatient. Didactic was helpful and the jeopardy/trivia covered a lot of high yield pediatric SHELF topics. Faculty are excellent at teaching! – Sinyun L., Medical Student
Minal Bhatia, MD and Angad Kahlon, MD met as medical students, returned to Kern Medical for their residency and have started their family in the Central Valley. Dr. Kahlon recently joined Kern Medical as faculty, while Dr. Bhatia recently completed her Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
SARA ABDIJADID, DO, MS Dr. Abdijadid serves as Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her clinical rotations and residency at Kern Medical.
Family Medicine in partnership with the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program A UCLA-Affiliated Family Medicine Residency and Teaching Health Center, Sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista
Life in Bakersfield Why choose Bakersfield? Most will tell you the quality of life in Kern County has much to offer anyone looking for an affordable and attractive place to live. Located just two hours north of Los Angeles, two hours east of the Central Coast, and a short drive away from majestic mountain ranges, living in Kern County offers a California lifestyle that residents can afford to enjoy and is family-friendly. Kern County is home to approximately 917,550 people, and 392,756 or 43% of those living in Bakersfield. Bakersfield is the ninth largest city in California and enjoys both age and ethnic diversity. In fact, Bakersfield’s population growth was ranked as the fastest-growing city in California by the California Department of Finance. Kern County is the second most affordable housing market in California, making it the ideal location to go to school, launch a career and start a family. In fact, Kern County has ranked #3 in the nation for millennial home ownership, and is #8 in the nation where your salary goes the furthest. Kern also ranks #3 among large U.S. metros for the most diversified economies, with a mix of industry clusters that includes oil and gas, aerospace and defense, agriculture, and healthcare. With metropolitan conveniences, natural attractions and recreational amenities, Bakersfield is ranked as one of the “Most Fun Cities in America” based on entertainment, recreation, nightlife, and costs. Yet, Bakersfield has maintained a small-town feel with cultural and historical traditions residents cherish, and attracts new residents each year.
The Family Medicine rotation offers valuable experience in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings, and is administered at two clinical sites. East Niles Community Health Center, where the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program is located, is the main clinic where students participate in providing comprehensive outpatient care. When patients require hospitalization, they are admitted to Kern Medical so we can provide the best continuity of care. These clinical sites provide ample opportunity for students to acquire an understanding of the unique role of Family Medicine and its importance in the context of the community’s overall health and well-being. Students learn through direct clinical experience, combined with dedicated didactic time and structured learning activities, working alongside residents and their preceptors. Great program, with a healthy working environment and support from residents and attendings. The patient population is also amazing. – Harendra I., Medical Student The residents were very engaging and loved taking time to teach. Everyone was very supportive and it was a very conducive atmosphere to learn from. – Patrick D., Medical Student The clinic staff, residents, and attendings were very approachable – Diversity of patient pathology as well as full spectrum FM practice (Ob/Gyn, MSK, POCUS, Peds, Geriatrics…) – Li L., Medical Student
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO PUT DOWN ROOTS HERE?
• Cultural experiences that include natural history museums, art museums, and zoos • Musical theatre, concert venues, and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra • University and college sports, professional hockey, auto racing, and recreational sports leagues for children and adults • Water activities in nearby lakes and rivers that provide sailing, fishing, boating, rafting, kayaking, and water skiing • Excellent local golf courses and country clubs • Over 170 miles of bike trails and paths • Home to state and national parks for hiking and camping • A benevolent community, hosting more than 320 local non-profit organizations
Each of the center’s 11 training areas are designed to reflect the realities encountered in actual care settings, and is fully functional. The center is a contiguous system designed to simulate the patient flow process with a pre-hospital room, emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, obstetric operation room, neonatal intensive care room, hospital room, training room and pharmacy. Two of the simulation rooms are connected to the command center separated by a one-way mirror with large televisions to provide the live-stream observer participants with additional angles. Simulation sessions can be recorded and are immediately available for playback in the simulation center's multimedia conference room.
Kern Medical houses a state-of-the-art Simulation Center, designed for learners to practice and further enhance their knowledge, skills and experience through replication of a variety of scenarios in the healthcare environment. Learners are able to develop clinical competence, practice skills, and develop confidence to transform and improve patient outcomes in a safe learning space.
We train a wide array of professionals throughout the healthcare continuum, including medical students, residents and fellows, staff throughout all clinical areas, as well as our surrounding community. Clinicians and educators partner to create innovative learning experiences and evaluations. Utilizing the web-based recording system, students can review videos, perform peer and self-assessments, set learning goals and receive feedback from faculty. Providing learners with realistic patient scenarios and clinical problem-solving challenges assures appropriate development of clinical skills, and ultimately improves whole patient care.
At the Simulation Center, each simulation includes a group pre- brief and debrief with an emphasis on promoting a culture of safety and a focus on: • Quality of care
• Performance improvement • Interdisciplinary relationships • Best practices
The Simulation Center is an integral component of our clinical clerkships, offering simulation and standardized patient experiences.
VALLEY FEVER INSTITUTE Kern Medical established the Valley Fever Institute, a place where our internationally recognized infectious disease experts provide training on how to diagnose and treat Coccidioidmycosis, also known as Valley Fever, to primary care physicians, specialists, and other healthcare providers throughout the state, with the goal of reducing the prevalence of misdiagnosis and delayed care.
Kern Medical Foundation
The Kern Medical Foundation is committed to supporting an environment of academic excellence. Our efforts focus on securing funds that provide support to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. These funds enhance medical education, improve skill development, and cultivate a culture that promotes well-being and learning. Alongside Kern Medical, we strive to be a leader in improving the health and wellness of the Southern San Joaquin Valley. We have developed the Kern Medical Academy, which is a health career pipeline that begins with high school students and provides them with opportunities to interact with medical students and residents, as well as experience a variety of hands on learning opportunities within the walls of Kern Medical. Over the last few years, the Foundation has raised more than $5.1M to support medical education. RECENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS: • Simulation Center $650,000 • Academic Meeting Rooms Technology (4) $55,000 • Library & Journal Resources $36,000 • Southern San Joaquin Research Forum $7,500 • Wellness & Graduation Activities $50,000
Kern Medical’s long history of caring for those suffering from Valley Fever began with Dr. Hans E. Einstein, the foremost authority on the disease who led our treatment for decades. The Institute is home to the region’s renowned researcher and clinician Dr. Royce H. Johnson. Along with Dr. Johnson, our Associate Medical Directors include infectious disease specialists Dr. Arash Heidari, and Dr. Rasha Kuran. Designed as a patient-centered specialty care clinic, the Institute incorporates patient care, treatment, support services, education, and research at a single location. Many of the treatments offered at the Valley Fever Clinic are not readily available in most parts of the country; patients are referred to us locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for specialized care. SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RESEARCH FORUM Kern Medical is committed to the rigors of academics and research. This annual event is designed to foster in-depth comprehension of research, and the promotion of scholarly pursuits among residents, faculty, physicians, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, and mental health clinicians for the advancement of medical science. The Forum serves to highlight research activities and to recognize special contributions and innovations to healthcare and medical education. Research and scholarly activity are inclusive requirements of all approved residency-training specialty programs at Kern Medical. Participation in medical and scientific research contributes to the advancement of high-quality patient care and serves to recognize Kern Medical as a best practice, science-based, tertiary referral center.
EVERY KID PEDIATRICS PROJECT Kern Medical Foundation has secured more than $9 million in grant funding for our Every Kid Pediatrics project. Funding will be used to secure new state-of-the-art pediatric equipment and renovate spaces for both inpatient and ambulatory pediatric clinics. Construction began August 2021.
After 19 years, the Kern Medical Research Forum grew to become the Southern San Joaquin Valley Research Forum to expand and better reflect the valuable medical research taking place not just at Kern Medical, but California State University, Bakersfield, the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program, and other area medical training programs. The Forum is funded by the Kern Medical Alumni Society.
The Kern Medical Alumni Society was established to help build a network for Residency Program graduates with one goal – to foster relationships and build connections among members & community partners to help advance patient care and education.
Medical Staff Departments
Department of Anesthesiology Department of Emergency Medicine Department of Family Medicine • Family Medicine • Neonatology • Pediatrics Department of Medicine • Cardiology
Department of Pathology Department of Psychiatry • Addiction Psychiatry • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry • Psychiatry Department of Radiology • Diagnostic Radiology • Interventional Oncology • Vascular and Interventional Radiology • Hand Surgery • Neurosurgery • Ophthalmology • Orthopedic Surgery • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery • Podiatry • Thoracic Surgery • Trauma and Acute Care Surgery • Urology • Vascular Surgery Department of Surgery • Colon and Rectal Surgery • General Surgery
• Endocrinology • Gastrointestinal • Hematology/Oncology
• Infectious Disease • Internal Medicine • Nephrology • Neuro Interventional Radiology • Neurology • Pain Management • Pulmonary Critical Care • Rheumatology Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
• Gynecology Oncology • Maternal Fetal Medicine • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery • Reproductive Endocrinology • Urogynecology
For more information about the medical education programs at Kern Medical, or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please contact:
Marina Avalos-Kegley Associate Director of Medical Education Marina.Avalos-Kegley@KernMedical.com 661.326.5657
Abraham Escamilla Manager, Undergraduate Medical Education Abraham.Escamilla@KernMedical.com 661.326.2388
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