Acute Care/ Trauma Surgery Physician Assistant Residency Program Overview

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Acute Care/ Trauma Surgery Physician Assistant Residency Program

The UCSF Fresno Acute Care/Trauma Surgery Physician Assistant Residency Program affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, will begin its first class July 2017.  We offer a twelve month surgical residency program that will provide intense training in the perioperative and operative management of patients. The primary training site will be at our affiliated teaching hospital Community Regional Medical Centers (CRMC) in Fresno, CA. CRMC is the only level 1 American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Trauma Center serving the Central San Joaquin Valley, with a population of two million people. CRMC is also a regional Burn Center-the only center between Los Angeles and the Bay area and has the fifth busiest emergency departments in California. CRMC is composed of an inpatient facility with several multispecialty clinics on its campus.

PA Residents will develop critical thinking and surgical assistant skills throughout the year. Residents can expect to gain the fundamentals of surgical care through both didactic and clinical settings in a multitude of surgery subspecialties to best prepare for a career in surgery. Surgical rotations include, general surgery, burns, orthopedics, ACS/trauma, ER, urology, Trauma ICU, Surgical ICU, vascular and USA oncology (hepato-pancreato-biliary HPB, breast, endocrine).  A skills lab curriculum is utilized to refine skills and ultimately improve quality of patient care. The curriculum is designed to prepare the physician assistant for a variety of practice settings and a wide spectrum of patients. The program will follow the Physician Assistant Postgraduate Training Program Standards.