UCSF Fresno offers considerable 1:1 resident-faculty interaction. There is a high level of collegiality amongst our close knit group of residents despite diverse backgrounds.  The program also demonstrates strong social interaction both within surgery and with other residents from other specialties.


Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a level 1 American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Trauma Center serving the Central San Joaquin Valley’ population of 2+ million people. CRMC is a regional Burn Center—the only center between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Residents are exposed to a wide variety of patients varying from pediatric to geriatric.  Critical trauma patients are managed from pre-hospital intervention through resuscitative, operative and critical care to post-discharge follow-up. There is extensive experience in elective surgery including oncology, GI, biliary, colorectal, thoracic, vascular and endocrine surgery. Residents will also have a unique experience with advanced MIS techniques and FLS certification. There is exposure to orthopedics, urology, plastics, ENT, neurosurgery, cardiac, and transplant specialties culminating in a tremendous hands-on experience of 1,100 to 1,300 cases as surgeons by the end of the five-year training.


The program also offers a clinical skills lab and a robust weekly skills lab session that includes varying topics and opportunities to practice on simulation equipment.




UCSF Fresno/CRMC  is located in downtown Fresno, CA. The city is within 50 miles of three national parks:  Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park. Faculty, residents, and fellows can enjoy numerous outdoor activities


The Central Valley is rich with a diverse population. The different ethnicities offer an eclectic variety of food and culture.  From Tower District, to local wineries and breweries, to the annual Clovis Rodeo, Fresno offers a little bit of something for everyone.




One unique feature of the UCSF Fresno General Surgery Residency program is the tight-knit bond the residents develop throughout residency. This closeness provides not only support during their training, but the opportunity to teach each other, learn from one another, and enjoy all that Fresno has to offer.