Thank you for your interest in Kern Medical Center'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 KMC 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 has less overcrowding, a lower cost of living, and manageable traffic 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 a diverse background, 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 provide superb training in a supportive atmosphere.
Kern Medical Center is affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine and University of California, Irvine, 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.