Training and Education

The Division of Colorectal Surgery is a national leader in surgical innovation and the training of practicing surgeons. Our continuing medical education (CME) programs and monthly courses in advanced surgical procedures address the latest in new diagnostic technology and surgical techniques. The department operates three ACCME-accredited fellowship programs, a residency/ mentorship program and a fourth-year medical school rotation. See UC San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Surgery.

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bullet Department of Surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Founded in 1965, the Department of Surgery is heavily involved with continuing education for surgeons and physicians, both nationally and internationally. We play a major role in teaching throughout all four years of UCSD School of Medicine curriculum. We have internship and residency programs in seven specialties. In addition, the Department of Surgery has developed unmatched research programs across numerous surgical specialties.

bullet Center for the Future of Surgery

The Center for the Future of Surgery is the largest state-of-the art facility in the nation dedicated to catalyzing novel surgical technologies, techniques and teaching methods to advance safety and innovation in today's operating rooms. The Center’s successes in natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) have gained global acclaim.

bullet Medical Scientist Training Program

Combines clinical training under the auspices of the UC San Diego School of Medicine with research training from a number of world-renowned research institutions.

bullet Graduate Medical Education

UC San Diego Health System is committed to graduate medical education as a central component of its mission to improve the health of the public.

bullet UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Skaggs School of Pharmacy trains students toward a PharmD or PhD degree, and provides continuing education for practicing pharmacists.

bullet Continuing Medical Education

UC San Diego Health System CME programs provide education to health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance.

bullet CMECalifornia

CMECalifornia is a collaboration of all five University of California continuing medical education programs.