Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - Residency Program

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The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has an unexpected opening for a PGY-1 categorial integrated vascular surgery resident beginning July 1, 2023.

The vascular surgery residency program was initiated in 2021 and currently has two residents who will be PGY-2 and PGY-3 during the 2023-2024 academic year. We have a long and established history of training future vascular surgeons, our vascular surgery fellowship was established in 1970, and is one of the oldest, continuous running vascular surgery training programs in the country.

Our primary objective is to prepare the trainee to function as a specialist in vascular disease management. The program emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disease including medical management, open, and endovascular surgery.

Our Division is comprised of five full-time vascular surgery faculty, a program coordinator, two nurse practitioners, an endovascular nurse coordinator, and a clinic nurse coordinator.  Within the division, the limb salvage section includes two full-time podiatric surgeons, and a nurse practitioner. 

Our program uniquely provides a structured experience in both academic and private hospital settings. The first three years of training are spent at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a 553-bed tertiary referral safety-net county hospital.  Harbor-UCLA boasts a Level 1 Trauma designation, 34 ACGME-accredited training programs, and is a primary teaching site for medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  During the final two years of training, residents will also rotate to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, a 420-bed tertiary referral community hospital for a dedicated vascular surgery experience that includes: high-volume vascular surgery cases, complex open vascular surgery, an interdisciplinary aortic surgery program (under the direction of Rod White, MD), and teaching in an Office-Based Interventional Lab.

Throughout the program the resident is expected to engage in self-study and academic research pursuits. At completion of the residency, competency is defined based on achievement of core competencies, professional growth, and commitment to lifelong learning. Upon completion of the program the trainee will be eligible for examination by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery.

Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.

PREREQUISITES (no exceptions):

  • Must have graduated from an U.S. Accredited Medical School or
  • International Medical Graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)

How to Apply:

Send a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT with the the following by email attachment to Rosa Cruz, Vascular Surgery Program Coordinator.  Note that letters of recommendation can be sent separately.

Email: Rcruz3@dhs.lacounty.gov

  • Copy of ERAS Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) LOR's, one (1) from current PD
  • USMLE (Step 1 & 2) Results
  • MSPE & Transcripts
  • Copy of Medical Diploma
  • ECFMG if applicable

Note: J-1 is only visa sponsorship available.

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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery