Surgical Critical Care at SFGH
A Critical Care fellowship has been in existence at the University of California San Francisco, for over twenty-five years. Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Internists, have trained in the program over that period of time. In November of 1999 the Department of Surgery at the University of California was granted provisional accreditation of the fellowship in Surgical Critical Care by the RRC/ACGME. A second visit by the RRC took place in October of 2006. Currently the program in Surgical Critical Care is fully accredited and is scheduled for the next RRC visit in 2/2012. In 2001, we added a second year for a Trauma fellowship. Since the program has been accredited by the RRC we have had several surgeons completed the program successfully at UCSF. Currently we have a fellow who is scheduled to complete the program in June of 2012. The names of the fellows from the previous years are listed below.
Thoracic Surgery Residency
At the University of California, San Francisco, formal training in cardiothoracic surgery began in 1968. Since then, our program has maintained full accreditation. The program has a record of producing some of the most distinguished past and present leaders in Cardiothoracic Surgery, a goal that is implicit in our mission.
Like other institutions, UCSF has seen a dramatic evolution in cardiovascular technologies over the past decade. This has included advances in percutaneous and endovascular strategies for cardiovascular diseases, as well as in the surgical treatment of end stage heart failure. In addition, we are witnessing a dramatic increase in the volume and complexity of General Thoracic Surgery, with advances both in minimally invasive surgical technology and in the array of surgical multi-modality approaches being developed by thoracic oncologists. In order to provide our resident trainees the best exposure to these new technologies, the UCSF faculty has extended the length of our program in order to provide meaningful exposure to these new clinical areas and to establish critical core competencies as our discipline expands.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
The UCSF Vascular Surgery Fellowship is a two-year, ACGME-approved program with one fellow per year. The program provides comprehensive clinical training in the management of vascular disorders and is dedicated to the development of future leaders in vascular surgery. Both years are spent on the vascular surgery service and clinical rotations provide extensive treatment, and non-invasive diagnosis.
Vascular fellows are exposed to approximately 1000 cases performed annually at the UCSF Medical Center, including complex cerebrovascular, thoracoabdominal aortic, visceral, renal, and lower extremity procedures using both open surgical and endovascular techniques. State-of-the-art facilities include a recently-opened endovascular suite in the operating room.
A variety of weekly clinical conferences provide additional didactic educational experience and fellows are encouraged to pursue faculty-mentored research projects and to present at regional and national meetings.We participate in the National Resident Matching Program and the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).