The UC San Diego Department of Surgery and its divisions are deeply committed to educating surgeons of the future. The department offers fully accredited academic residency training programs in a number of surgical specialties. In the surgical specialty residency programs, UCSD offers graduate medical students the opportunity to train in clinical care and research with highly respected experts and innovators in surgery.
The UCSD General Surgery Residency Program provides a comprehensive training program encompassing the spectrum of core general surgery and general surgery subspecialties, including cardiothoracic, transplant, oncology, vascular, colorectal, trauma, and pediatric surgery.
The University of California, San Diego Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency is a program designed to train leaders in thoracic surgery. The faculty has extensive experience in all aspects of the specialty, including valvular repair, cardiothoracic transplantation, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
The goal of UCSD’s Plastic Surgery Residency Program is to educate and train physicians in the art and science of plastic and reconstructive surgery and to develop a competent and responsible plastic surgeon with high moral and ethical character capable of functioning as an independent surgeon.