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UCSF Fresno Marks 40 Years of Reaching Underserved Central Valley
UCSF Today

California’s Central Valley is a wide swath of agricultural lands that’s home to nearly 6.5 million people – a population that’s growing more quickly than anywhere else in the state.

With that growth has come a long-standing human problem: an acute shortage of trained primary care and specialist physicians.

In 1975, UC San Francisco started a medical training program in Fresno with one faculty member and a mission to fill this unmet need.