• Considerable 1:1 resident-faculty interaction
  • High level of collegiality between faculty members despite diverse backgrounds
  • Strong social interaction within surgical and non-surgical training programs
  • Level 1 Trauma Center serving Central San Joaquin Valley population of 2 million
  • Regional Burn Center (only Center between San Francisco and Los Angeles)
  • Patients vary from pediatric to geriatric
  • Critical trauma patients managed from pre-hospital intervention through resuscitative, operative and critical care to post-discharge follow-up
  • Extensive experience in multiple areas of subspecialty orthopaedics and general surgery subspecialties
  • One of the hospitals is a fully integrated health care delivery site combined with an advanced computerized elective patient care system