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Jim Davis

Krista Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS

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The UCSF Fresno Surgery Critical Care fellowship program is a one-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches one PGY-6 fellow each year.

The UCSF Fresno Surgery Critical Care fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS).

Application for Surgery Critical Care Fellowship

https://safas-sccpds.fluidreview.com

For Information about our application requirements please see below.  Residents interested in the Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship can contact:

Program Director


Krista Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS


Surgery Fellowship Coordinator

Rebecca Niznak

Rebecca Niznak
Community Regional Medical Center
2823 Fresno St.
Dept. of Surgery 1st Floor
Fresno, California 93721
Office:  (559) 459-3722
Email:  rniznak@fresno.ucsf.edu

Web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/surgery-critical-care/
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu

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

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.