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About UC Irvine:

Largest construction project in Orange County
482,428 square feet
7 stories (plus basement)
236 beds, bringing the total number of beds to 422, including 107 beds in University Hospital Tower and 81 beds in the Neuropsychiatric Center (67 neuropsychiatry and 14 acute rehabilitation beds)
45-bed neonatal intensive care unit
State-of-the-art burn unit with eight beds
15 high-tech operating rooms that are 50 percent larger than those in the former hospital2
Two dedicated cardiac catheterization suites
Conference rooms and collaborative work spaces for residents on each patient care floor

UCI Medical Center is located on a 33 acre site in the City of Orange, California. It is the only university medical center serving Orange County, with a population of over 3 million people. With more than 450 specialty and primary care physicians, the medical center offers the full scope of acute and general care services, including the latest in robotic surgical techniques, the most advanced surgical suites and specialized cardiac care operating rooms, and a new diagnostic radiology suite with leading-edge imaging facilities at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital.

Surgical Critical Care 

UC Irvine’s Department of Surgery has two positions for a one-year fellowship program in Trauma/Critical Care Surgery.

The fellowship, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), provides comprehensive training in trauma, burn, acute care surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

The ACGME-accredited fellowship program in UC Irvine’s Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery is designed to develop skills in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery. The resident will have a comprehensive experience in the management of both common and complicated problems faced by colon and rectal surgeons.

In addition to learning to evaluate patients in the office, perform endoscopies and other non-operative management strategies, the resident also will learn the surgical management of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

These techniques include advanced laparoscopic, single-incision and robot-assisted procedures.

Gastrointestinal Surgery — Minimally Invasive Surgery

UC Irvine School of Medicine affords an excellent opportunity for advanced minimally invasive/bariatric surgical training. As a public institution, it attracts a large number of patients, all suitable for clinical teaching. As a university institution, it has teachers and surgeons of the highest academic caliber.

Minimally invasive and endoscopic experience is extensive, including a wide variety of advanced laparoscopic procedures as well as therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy. Each fellow will spend 12 months on the Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery service. The service has at three operative days per week. Emergencies constitute less than 1% of patient care. This service is staffed by four faculty members and one additional volunteer faculty.