In addition to the flagship Westwood hospital, residents rotate through the Santa-Monica UCLA Hospital, Olive-View Medical Center, the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the USC burns unit. The diversity of these settings and patient populations gives our residents a well-rounded clinical and technical experience.
Our residents graduate with an average of 1100 major cases during their training. The volume, breadth, complexity of the operative load is well in excess of the requirements established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
In addition to common general surgical procedures, the typical resident can expect to complete major pancreatic resections, advanced hepatobiliary procedures including liver resections and multiorgan donor harvests, oncologic procedures for sarcoma and melanoma, open and endovascular operations, operations for blunt and penetrating trauma, thoracic procedures, and the breadth of endocrine procedures.The pediatric experience is unusually rich, as there is no pediatric surgical fellowship at UCLA.