Training Sites

The Department of Surgery’s training programs allow for hands-on experience providing care for diverse populations and treating a wide range of conditions. With world-class facilities, surgical residents can take advantage of valuable training opportunities, from pediatric through geriatric procedures, including comprehensive experiences in hepatobiliary surgery, transplantation, vascular surgery, and advanced laparoscopic procedures. The program includes experience in community and VA-based care, which is crucial for surgeons interested in academic careers. Residents become equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

UC San Diego Medical Center

UC San Diego Medical Center offers comprehensive emergency care and operates the region's first Level I Trauma Center, which treats the highest level of critical injury. Patients have access to all major medical specialties, including a certified comprehensive stroke center and labor and delivery unit.





Jacobs Medical Center

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health is a 245-bed advanced medical center, named in recognition of a $75 million gift from the Joan and Irwin Jacobs family.

The 10-story, 509,500-square-foot facility opened on Nov. 20, 2016. Its medical services include advanced surgery, cancer care, clinical trials, birthing options and more. Its striking architectural design is complemented by a 150-piece Healing Arts Collection



Moores Cancer Center

Moores Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the San Diego region. Such centers are prominent among the leading institutions in the nation dedicated to scientific innovation and clinical excellence, and studies show that outcomes are better at NCI-designated centers. We are unique in bringing clinical care together with support services, clinical trials, prevention and outreach programs, and cancer research laboratories — all under one roof.




Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is the region's first academic-based facility to combine all heart and vascular-related services, programs and technology under one roof. The new technologies, techniques and treatments we develop at UC San Diego Health are setting new standards in vascular and cardiac care – for our patients, and for the world.







VA Medical Center


The VA San Diego Medical Center offers comprehensive primary and specialty care on an inpatient and outpatient basis.