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Surgery Residency Programs

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, UC San Diego offers graduate medical students the opportunity to train in clinical care and research with highly respected experts and innovators in surgery.

General Surgery

The 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.

General Surgery Residency

lab coats on a rack

Plastic Surgery

The goal of the 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.

Plastic Surgery Residency

surgeon looking through a microscope

Vascular Surgery

The Vascular Surgery Residency Program is structured to offer a broad and balanced exposure to the full spectrum of vascular surgery, ensuring that trainees are well-prepared for the challenges and complexities of the specialty.

Vascular Surgery Residency

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery training