Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Affiliated with University of California-Los Angeles — Torrance, CA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: PGY 6
  • Program Director: David S. Plurad, MD, FACS

Last updated: March 25, 2016

SCC FELLOWSHIP STARTING JULY 1ST, 2016 AVAILABLE. The Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Program in SCC seeks one fellow to begin training July 1st, 2016. The fellowship in SCC is an ACGME accredited program in the Department of Surgery and is administered by the Division of Trauma/ Acute Care Surgery/ Surgical Critical Care. Harbor-UCLA is a robust ACS level I trauma center; one of only four in the Los Angeles County system. There are required rotations in the Harbor-UCLA adult Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), the Harbor-UCLA Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), the Los Angeles County- University of Southern California (LAC + USC) Burn Center and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). There are also rotations dedicated to research and an elective rotation (one month each). Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Surgery certification examination for added qualification in SCC.

Program started 2014

How to apply

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least three years of training with a guaranteed fourth clinical year at an accredited residency program in general surgery in the US or Canada before appointment. Strong consideration is given to those who have completed their residency. The resident must have a California medical license before starting.

Please send your CV to dplurad@dhs.lacounty.gov

Research opportunities

The fellow will be intimately involved in all ongoing divisional clinical research. LABIOMED, a non-profit scientific research organization, is co-located on the campus of Harbor-UCLA and provides a wide range of services to facilitate clinical research for all trainees. There is a one month rotation dedicated to research.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 553
  • ICU beds: 29
  • Annual ED visits: 50000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 4000
  • Trauma faculty: 8

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2000
  • General surgical: 70%
  • Trauma: 30%
  • Blunt trauma: 75%
  • Penetrating trauma: 25%


1000 W. Carson St. Box 42
Torrance, CA 90502

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