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Kern Medical Celebrates 2016 Resident Physician and Fellow Graduates at 59th Annual Graduation Ceremony

As one class moves on, a new class begins their journey with Kern Medical

Bakersfield, Calif. – June 7, 2016 – Kern Medical will celebrate its 2016 resident physician and fellow graduates in a graduation ceremony and reception at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on Thursday, June 9, 2016. A total of 31 resident physicians and fellows are graduating this year after three to five years of training at Kern Medical.

“As the only academic training hospital in the region, Kern Medical is proud to equip our residents and fellows with the education they need for a successful career in health care,” said Russell Judd, CEO of Kern Medical. “Between services like Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Psychiatry, Kern Medical’s graduates are prepared to address health issues pertinent to our community and beyond.”

This year’s resident physician and fellow graduates include:

  • 6 in Emergency Medicine
  • 5 in Family Medicine
  • 2 in General Surgery
  • 8 in Internal Medicine
  • 3 in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2 in Clinical Pharmacy
  • 1 in Psychiatry
  • 1 in Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
  • 3 in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Each year, Kern Medical trains over 100 resident physicians and fellows in eight specialties, and nearly 140 medical students undergo their third and fourth year medical school rotations at the hospital and its clinics.

While Kern Medical says congratulations to one group, the hospital welcomes the new incoming class of resident physicians and fellows on June 28, 2016. This year’s new class has 42 residents and fellows in practice areas including Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Rio Bravo Family Medicine, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

The 59th Annual Resident and Fellow Graduation Ceremony is held on Thursday, June 9 at the Bakersfield Museum of Art at 1930 R Street in Bakersfield. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. PT and the reception follows at 7:30 p.m. PT.

About Kern Medical

Kern Medical serves as Kern County’s only trauma center and provides all members of the community access to basic and specialty care through a network of clinics, physicians and affiliated medical groups.  It is the area’s only academic training hospital and has an affiliation with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.  In addition to its main campus, it operates outpatient clinics on Columbus Street, Truxtun Avenue, and Stockdale Highway for nearly 160,000 patients each year.


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Carrie Weiss