The Surgery Residency program has 15 categorical residents and graduates three chief residents each year. Graduates of this program function as surgery practitioners at the high level of performance expected of board certified specialists.

The surgical residency encompasses basic sciences, cognitive and technical skills and the development of clinical knowledge, surgical judgment and maturity. A one-year Critical Care Fellowship with additional experience in trauma is available for residents who seek Board certification in Surgical Critical Care following their general surgery residency. Upon completion of the program, each resident will have participated in between 1,100 and 1,300 surgical cases.

Community Regional Medical Center, the program’s main teaching hospital, includes a highly acclaimed burn and Level 1 Trauma Center that serves an area larger than Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island combined.

For more information about the General Surgery Residency program, please visit the UCSF Fresno site.