The Valley Consortium for Medical Education (VCME) was founded in 2009 as a non-profit, community benefit organization to create and foster graduate and undergraduate medical education in the Central Valley. Located in Modesto, California, the Consortium, a non-profit 501(c)(3), currently has participation from major health care organizations in Stanislaus County, and has affiliations with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine . VCME offers fourth-year Medical Student Elective rotations for active US medical students wishing to apply to our residencies.
The Consortium members together represent over 800 acute care hospital beds, more than 150,000 emergency room visits, 24,000 major surgical cases and over 50,000 admissions annually. The training sites combine high-quality faculty with high-technology settings to deliver first class training experiences for residents and medical students. Community-based teaching keeps the training practical, relevant and real world for graduates to quickly assimilate into diverse community settings throughout California’s Central Valley.