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Keith Boone, MD, FACS

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The UCSF Fresno GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship program is a one-year Fellowship Council-accredited program. The program matches two PGY-6 fellows each year.

All applications and the matching process are handled through The Fellowship Council.

Program Director


Keith B. Boone, MD, FACS
(559) 261-4500


Surgery Fellowship Coordinator


Kelley Medico Montgomery
mis@fresno.ucsf.edu
(559) 459-3722
Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital
15 E. Audubon Drive
Fresno CA, 93720
https://www.communitymedical.org/hospitals-facilities/Fresno-Heart-Surgical-Hospital
Web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/minimal-invasive-surgery/
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu

Application Requirements:  ( Program Specific Information)

Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their  anticipated years of training:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.

California Medical License
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:

  • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
  • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training

Background Checks

UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community.   All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
The State of California requires that graduates of schools outside the U.S. or Canada obtain a “Postgraduate Training Authorization” letter authorizing residency training in California. The letter is valid for entry into a training program for one year. The expected start date for residency training must be before the letter expires (one year from issue date).

You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to commence residency training in the United States.  Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org  for additional information on how to obtain certification.

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