University of California, San Francisco-Fresno Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Affiliated with Community Regional Medical Center — Fresno, CA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: $71,033 (pgy6)- $73,395 (pgy7)
  • Program Director: Nancy Parks, MD, FACS

Last updated: February 04, 2020


UCSF Fresno is seeking a candidate for an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic appointment. This is a two year fellowship based out of Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Fresno, California. CRMC is the only Level 1 trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento, with 685 beds (78 ICU beds). This catchment area within the San Joaquin Valley bioregion includes a population of approximately 4 million, resulting in more than 3,800 annual trauma-related visits to the Emergency Department. Approximately 10-20% are severely injured (Injury Severity Score > 16) and 35% go directly from the ED to the OR or the ICU.

The Acute Care Fellowship program includes 12 core faculty all of which are critical care board-certified surgeons active in all aspects of critical care and trauma. As a PGY-6 the fellowship focuses on surgical critical care in an ACGME/RRC approved training program. Rotational experience includes trauma, cardiovascular, burns, medicine, pediatric, surgical critical care. The broad experience gained through a diverse faculty and programmatic elements prepares the fellows for board examinations and success in their careers.
As a PGY-7 Acute Care Fellow the educational training focus will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of critical care, trauma, emergency general surgery, advanced operative skills, and procedural techniques in thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, HPB, orthopedics, and neurosurgery will expand the general knowledge base and specific technical skills of the fellows. Acute Care Surgery rotations incorporate elective general, thoracic and vascular surgery cases, surgical critical care, and emergent trauma and non-trauma cases.
We encourage qualified surgical residents with an interest in the areas of trauma surgery, education, and research to consider this exciting opportunity.

Program started 2009

How to apply  - (559) 459-3722 (phone)

Qualifications: The applicants must be board certified or board eligible in General Surgery.

Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS)

Research opportunities

The Acute Care surgery Fellow is encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of clinical and trauma registry data available for clinical research. Collaboration with critical care core faculty, as well as other UCSF departments (including Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery), CRMC departments (Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy) allow for extensive research opportunities. Fellows are required to undertake research projects to be presented at national conferences and published in reputable medical journals. Our surgical research has been presented at the American Association for Surgery of Trauma, Southwestern Surgical Congress, American Burn Association, Western Trauma Association, The Society for Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Surgeons. The UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery has a dedicated research coordinator who assists with the preparation of IRB applications, data collection and statistical analysis.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 685
  • ICU beds: 78
  • Annual ED visits: 120000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3800
  • Trauma faculty: 12

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 5322
  • General surgical: 15%
  • Trauma: 14%
  • Blunt trauma: 84%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


Community Regional Medical Center
Fresno, CA 93721

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