Education & Training

The UCSD Department of Surgery is committed to excellence, innovation, and leadership in training the world's best clinical and academic surgeons. Our training programs provide each physician the highest level of education and training as they prepare to become tomorrow’s medical leaders.

Undergraduate Medical Education

The Department of Surgery provides learning and training opportunities for students pursuing their doctor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine as well as other medical training schools.

Residency Programs

UCSD's Department of Surgery offers residency programs in a range of specialties: 

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • Colorectal Surgery 
  • Hepatobiliary & Transplant Surgery 
  • Neurosurgery 
  •  Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) 
  • Pediatric Surgery 
  • Plastic Surgery 
  • Surgical Oncology 
  • Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery 
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Fellowship Programs

Fellowship training programs offer opportunities for advanced training and research in the following areas:

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Burn