Through our dedicated PA didactic and skills lab curriculum designed to teach and refine the skills and decision making of an acute care/trauma surgery PA, residents can expect to gain the fundamentals of surgical care. The robust curriculum is designed to prepare the physician assistant for a variety of practice settings by providing a hands-on clinical and surgical experience in a wide spectrum of patient conditions.
We have a competency based curriculum that includes specific goals & objectives for each rotation. This assures that the PA resident develops competence in all areas.
The following conferences are held weekly unless otherwise indicated:
- Burn Conference
- Critical Care/Trauma
- Morbidity and Mortality
- SCORE Conference
- Surgery School
- Grand Rounds
- Cancer Conference
- Vascular Conference
- Multidisciplinary Critical Care Conference
- Tumor Board (monthly)
- Dedicated PA Skills Lab (monthly)
- Dedicated PA Didactic with CME (monthly)
Skills Lab & Simulation Center
The PA dedicated Skills lab is a monthly session held at the Department of Surgery conference room as well as the Clinical Skills Lab. From suturing to more complex procedures, trauma/critical care simulations with our SimMan for the most comprehensive hands on training. The program also has a Simulation Lab located at the UCSF Fresno building where residents have access.