Kaweah Delta Health Care District

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Since the 1920s, Kaweah Delta Medical Center has provided care to the residents of Visalia and California's Central Valley. With a population of over 130,000, Visalia is perfectly sized to provide all of the amenities but none of the hassles of urban living. We are located footsteps from the Sierra Nevada. With a 3 1/2 hour drive, one can visit the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula, the Central California Coast and Los Angeles. Additionally, the cost of housing is a fraction of that in other areas of the state. We offer compensation and benefits that are highly competitive. Our Emergency Medicine Program welcomed its first class of 6 residents on July 1, 2013. The class of 2017 has been expanded to 13 residents. Due to the wonderful unopposed learning that comes with a new graduate medical education program, our residents have had amazing experiences. Our hospital's commitment to creating an ever-improving learning enviroment makes our institution an ideal site to train in Emergency Medicine. Some of our strengths:

90,000+ annual ED visits Level 3 Trauma Center with dedicated surgical hospitalists and a brand new helipad An expert core and clinical ED faculty An extensive medical simulation lab -- the largest in the region and with the latest 3G Sim Man and Trauma Man Research and medical writing opportunities and expertise Cutting edge ED advances: scribes, rapid medical evaluation system, mid-level providers, comprehensive ED and in-patient electronic health records ED faculty fully integrated into hospital and medical staff leadership (prior Chief of Staff, current hospital Board of Trustees, P&T, Credentials, and more) 24/7 ED Pharmacists for codes, procedural sedation and treatment protocols

All of Kaweah Delta’s emergency physicians are CEP partners. You will benefit on every case from attending-level expertise and supervision with physician owners of one of the largest democratic ED groups in the country. This will allow you to learn a system of delivering emergency care that generates successful scores for Kaweah Delta's emergency department when compared nationally. The partnership’s vision statement is: “CEP America strives to be the recognized leader in Emergency Medicine and to exceed the expectations of our patients, partners, and customers in ambulatory and emergency care.” That vision extends to our training programs and beyond.


  • Department Chair: Sekona Sang, DO
  • Program Director: Linda L. Herman, MD, FACEP
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Sean Oldroyd, DO
  • Research Director: Vicken Totten, MD
  • Medical Student Clerkship Director: John Hipskind, MD, FACEP
  • Simulation Director: TBA
  • Ultrasound Director: Sidney James, DO

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Kaweah Delta Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

Children's Hospital Central California (CHCC) and mileage is reimbursed



  • EM 22 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • Orientation 2 weeks
  • Pediatrics in the ED 4 weeks
  • Trauma/Surgery 4 weeks
  • Anesthesiology 4 weeks
  • Radiology/Ultrasound 4 weeks
  • ICU 4 weeks
  • Orthopedics 4 weeks


  • EM 16 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • Peds ED (CHCC) 4 weeks
  • Peds ICU (CHCC) 4 weeks
  • Trauma/Surgery 4 weeks
  • Pediatrics in the ED 4 weeks
  • ICU 8 weeks
  • Selective 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN 2 weeks
  • ENT 2 weeks


  • EM 32 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • EMS/Admin 4 weeks
  • Electives 8 weeks
  • ICU 4 weeks


  • ICU
  • Urgent Care
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Advanced Ultrasound- ED
  • Research
  • Global Medicine
  • Burn Center
  • Toxicology
  • Advanced Outpatient Orthopedics
  • EMS
  • Advanced EM Administrative Rotation with CEP


  • Simulation/Medical Education

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Debra Duckett Phone: +1 559 624 5218 Fax: +1 559 741 4845

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