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Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

UCSF Pediatric Surgery will participate in our first match this year through NRMP for start date August 1, 2019.  Applications must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website.  20-25 applicants will receive invitations to interview. 

Application deadline:  December 18, 2017

Interview dates: Friday, January 26, 2018 and Sunday, February 4, 2018

This fellowship will take place between the two participating sites, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco (BCHSF) and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO). 

UCSF ranks first in NIH funding for the School of Medicine and is considered one of the finest places to train for many ACGME residencies and fellowships. The BCHSF Division of Pediatric Surgery has long been an academic leader in pediatric surgery. The faculty at BCHSF, a full-service children’s hospital, have long been leaders in complex areas of pediatric surgery such as neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, fetal care and surgical oncology. The Division of Pediatric Surgery also has a rich history of scholarship in clinical and translational research as well as basic science research. In clinical research, BCHSF has innovated particularly in the areas of fetal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Thus, in addition to the rich clinical volume, the pediatric surgery fellow would be encouraged to participate in the long-standing tradition of clinical research.

BCHO is a full service children’s hospital in close proximity to BCHSF (distance 11.5 miles). The pediatric surgeons at BCHO are clinical faculty in the UCSF Department of Surgery. The two groups of pediatric surgeons regularly interact including weekly joint clinical meetings via a web-based platform. The clinical faculty at BCHO are busy clinicians with specific research interests in trauma and surgical innovation. The two hospitals have complementary strengths and BCHO will be critical to the education of a fellow. BCHO is a level 1 trauma center while BCHSF is not a trauma center. Combined, the two institutions have a strong commitment to the underserved with a very diverse patient population as well as a diverse mix of cases available to a pediatric surgery trainee.

The first year of fellowship will include rotations in the NICU, PICU, urology and ENT while year two will only concentrate on general pediatric surgery. 

Application Process

Applicants must have completed an ACGME residency in General Surgery by the fellowship start date.  Registration through NRMP is required. Applications are considered complete when the following documentation is received through ERAS.

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation (LoRs), one of which should be from the general surgery residency program director
  3. USMLE Transcript OR COMLEX-USA Transcript 
  4. Photo 
  5. ABSITE scores

In addition to the above documents, international medical graduates need to provide the following:

  1. ECFMG Status Report 
  2. Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL or “California Letter”) 

Program Director:
Hanmin Lee, MD

Program Coordinator:
Julie Link

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