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Since 1934, Kern Medical has been training residents and
health care professionals in our community.

Medical Student Education

Thank you for your interest in Kern Medical’s graduate medical education programs. The hospital is situated about 2 hours from the sandy beaches and favorite attractions of Southern California. Those who have completed their training here found that Kern Medical met their needs and expectations both for residency training and as an enjoyable environment for themselves and their family.

While Bakersfield may be within reach of the excitement and culture of Los Angeles, it is less crowded, has a lower cost of living, and the traffic is manageable, unlike larger cities in Southern California. The people we see as patients live in underserved urban and rural neighborhoods, including desert communities nearby.

Our faculty and residents come from diverse backgrounds, but they share a commitment to provide excellent and compassionate patient care. We seek to offer the finest graduate medical education possible with a dedication to providing excellent training in a supportive atmosphere.

Kern Medical is affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. We hope you will contact or visit us soon as we wish you the best in choosing your graduate medical education program.