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 currently has participation from the major health care organizations in Stanislaus County, and has affiliation to University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and is linked to the proposed University of California, Merced School of Medicine. We also have an affiliation with the Midwestern Osteopathic Post-graduate Training Institute (OPTI). We have affiliations with several medical schools and offer Core and Elective Rotations for MS III and IV students.
The Consortium members together represent over 1,000 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.