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 (PA) Residency Program affiliated with the UCSF School of Medicine is offering a twelve-month surgical residency program that provides intense training in the perioperative and operative management of patients. All training takes place at our affiliated teaching hospital Community Regional Medical Centers (CRMC) in Fresno, California. CRMC is the only American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level 1 trauma center and burn unit serving the San Joaquin Valley, with a population of four million people. 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.