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 UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency Training Program provides the five years of clinical training required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) , including one year in general surgery, four years in otolaryngology and one year of protected research time.
The goal of UC San Diego’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.