Welcome to the UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery webpage. We hope you find the information here valuable. UCSF Fresno has been in a partnership with UCSF for 40 years, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. This 30 million dollar center for medical education and research is an indicator representing the support from the University of California. The UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research is located on the Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) campus.
The UCSF Fresno Surgery Residency Program is simply the best at what we do: provide outstanding, broad-based, clinical general surgery education. The faculty is all actively engaged in resident education. From day one to completion of the residency, residents have one-on-one faculty mentoring and a wealth of clinical opportunities. Residents obtain extensive experience in elective surgery including oncology, GI, biliary, breast, colorectal, thoracic, vascular, endocrine, and pediatric surgery. Residents are certified in FLS and they gain significant experience with advanced minimally invasive surgery techniques. There is also exposure to orthopedics, urology, plastic, ENT, neurosurgery, cardiac, and transplant surgery. The trauma, critical care and burn components provide abundant experience. Residents work with nationally known faculty in these areas. There are abundant clinical research opportunities.
The residents obtain tremendous hands-on experience providing care to patients ranging from pediatric through geriatric age groups. We graduate five chief residents each year. Our graduates function as practitioners of surgery at the high level of performance expected of board certified specialists.
A one-year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship with additional experience in trauma and a two-year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship is available for residents who seek board certification in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care following their general surgery residency through the NRMP match.
A one-year MIS Fellowship is also available through the Fellowship Council match.
UCSF Fresno Surgery maintains 24/7 access to excellent surgical care for all-comers in the Central Valley. We are a safety net hospital that rigorously maintains surgical standards of care while utilizing the most current technical advancements. The unique blend of the urban and rural communities we serve allows us to emphasize care of the whole patient in a multidisciplinary setting. In addition, we are able to bring a robust university affiliation and provide excellent surgical education to the next generation of surgeons, many of whom recognize our unique community and choose to stay in the Central Valley. We stress competence in operative technique, decision-making, and life-long learning in order to ensure that our graduates are competent and confident; whether it is to enter practice or the fellowship of their choice.