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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 three positions for a one-year fellowship program in Surgical Critical Care.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. Applicants will apply through SAFAS and partcipate in the NRMP match. Prospective applicants may email our fellowship coordinator, Adrienne Cosentino at with any questions. 

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. Applicants will apply through ERAS and partcipate in the NRMP match. Prospective applicants may email fellowship coordinator, Staci Reichenecker at  with any questions. 

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. Applicants will apply through the Fellowship Council . Prospective applicants may email fellowship coordinator, Monica Alva at with any questions with any questions. 

Complex General Surgical Oncology

The UC Irvine-John Wayne Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship program offers a 2-year ACGME-accredited training program devoted to the education of future leaders in Surgical Oncology.  Incoming candidates will have completed an approved general surgery residency and are Board-eligible or Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. The fellowship program provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training and rich surgical experience in complex open and minimally invasive oncologic resections. Some of the key highlights include cytoreduction and HIPEC surgeries, sarcoma resections and minimally invasive, foregut, and HPB surgeries. Prospective applicants may email our fellowship coordinator, Adrienne Cosentino at with any questions. 

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) Vascular and Endovascular Surgery fellowship is a 2-year clinical training program with the goal of preparing qualified surgeons to obtain mastery in all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery. It is our goal to train exemplary clinical leaders in the field of vascular surgery.  The  fellowship is a comprehensive, integrated program with excellent training opportunities in the full spectrum of vascular disease management including aortic, peripheral, renal, visceral, and cerebrovascular disorders.  The fellow’s time will be equally split between the UCI Medical Center and the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.   Fellows will have extensive training in complex minimally invasive endovascular and traditional open vascular surgical procedures. Trainees will be encouraged to conduct translational and patient outcomes-based research and become proficient in performing and interpreting non-invasive vascular laboratory studies.  Funding support to attend national conferences and training programs is provided.  Applicants will apply through ERAS and go through the NRMP match. Prospective applicants may email our fellowship coordinator, Adrienne Cosentino at with any questions. 

Pediatric Surgery
The ACGME accreditated UCI/CHOC Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program is a 2-year training program which aims to prepare well-rounded pediatric surgeons who are academically, clinically and professionally able to meet the demands of an ever-changing landscape in medicine. Applicants will apply through ERAS and go through the NRMP match. Prospective applicants can email fellowship coordinator, Cesar Plascencia at with any questions.