At UCSF Fresno/Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG), we are proud of the talented, knowledgeable and dedicated employees who have helped build our tradition of excellence in health care. Our employees have helped make us a leader in the integration of research and new treatments for the best possible care for patients. CCFMGs faculty physicians and staff are united in achieving one purpose: to "Make Medical Education Happen." Our philosophy focuses on quality care, integrity of service, compassion for patients and uncompromised attention to learning. All of which is based on the foundation of accountability for our actions and enjoyment of our profession. Fulfilling our purpose allows us to have a meaningful impact on the direction of medicine in California’s Central Valley. CCFMG is based in Fresno, California, where residents enjoy a high standard of living combined with a low cost of living. The result? A quality of life uniquely Californian, yet surprisingly affordable. Presented annually since 1949, the All-America City Award recognizes excellence in local efforts to strengthen and build better communities. Fresno also boasts superior educational facilities including an acclaimed state university campus, as well as an active arts community, limitless recreational opportunities and spectacular scenery…all made accessible by an abundance of affordable housing. While there is much to see and do in Fresno, the city is ideally located for fast, convenient getaways to the majestic Sierra (just 90 minutes away) as well as the scenic Central Coast, just an hour farther. Fresno is the only major city in the country with close proximity to three national parks, including renowned Yosemite National Park. And, paying a visit to San Francisco or Los Angeles requires only an easy morning’s drive. You’ll find Fresno close to everything…and close to perfect!