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About the Program

The integrated vascular surgery residency program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is designed to provide comprehensive, integrated training including core general surgery, vascular surgery, and endovascular surgery over the course of a five-year clinical program. Consistent with our tradition of training leaders in academic vascular surgery, trainees will have 1-2 years of academic development time between the third and fourth clinical years, which can be spent conducting research or pursuing an advanced degree.  

The integrated residency program complements our long-standing “5+2” fellowship program in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, the first recognized vascular surgery program in the United States. The program accepts one candidate per year directly following medical school.

Clinical Training

Clinical training is obtained at four integrated sites within San Francisco, which provide a broad exposure to patient populations and healthcare systems. All of these urban clinical sites are also integrated within the UCSF general surgery residency program and they leverage the core educational infrastructure of one of the premier surgery training programs in the United States. 

Clinical training includes a total of 24 months spent on core surgical rotations, and 36 months of experiences concentrated on vascular surgery  that provide broad exposure to diverse patient populations and varied healthcare systems.


Residents will have 1-2 years of funded academic development time between the third and fourth clinical years, which can be spent conducting research or pursuing an advanced degree. Faculty conduct a wide array of basic science, translational, clinical, and health services research, which involve trainees at all levels. Previous mentees of faculty members have been successful in applying for and receiving their own research funding, including competitive NIH research grants. The Division’s research is enriched by the world-class environment for inquiry at UCSF, the nation’s leading public institution in NIH funding.

Conferences, Symposia, and Education

  • Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Morbidity, Mortality and Preoperative Case Conference (weekly)
  • Annual UCSF Vascular Symposium

2017 Graduating Fellow’s Operative Experience

  • Broad open and endovascular experience; high complexity
  • Independent clinical research project

2017 Graduating Fellow S Operative Experience

About UCSF

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the world’s leading medical universities and aspires to advance health worldwide. The Medical Center, consistently ranked within the top 10 in the nation by US News and World Report, occupies seven major sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a total
of 28 academic departments, with 8 organized research units and 5 interdisciplinary research centers.

UCSF ranks first among public institutions and second among all United States institutions in National Institutes of Health (NIH) dollars awarded. UCSF is ranked 3rd by US News & World Report in the quality of research training and in the quality of primary care training, the only medical school that is ranked in the top five in both categories. UCSF is also ranked among the top 10 in all medical school specialty programs.

UCSF Department of Surgery

The UCSF Department of Surgery is one of the largest clinical services at UCSF. Surgical training programs at UCSF are among the most competitive in the nation. Additionally, the Department has a major commitment to creative activity in bench research, clinical training, education, research and global health, ranking 3rd in NIH research funding among departments of surgery nationwide. The Department’s General Surgery residency program is a premier surgical training program, which consists of 79 clinical residents and 14 research residents. The Department consists of nine divisions, which are all dedicated to providing superb patient care, conducting meaningful research, and educating the future generation of leaders in surgery.

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