Of the many things that define UCLA surgery, the breadth and quality of clinical experience rank among the top.

Over the course of five clinical years, residents rotate at hospitals throughout Los Angeles, including UCLA-Ronald Reagan and Santa Monica hospitals, Olive View and Harbor-UCLA county hospitals, the VA medical center in West Los Angeles, California Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, among others. Thanks to the diversity of sites, residents see everything from “bread and butter” general surgery to the most complex oncology, trauma, and transplant surgical pathology and take care of patients across the socioeconomic spectrum.

In addition to these experiences, residents benefit from a formal educational curriculum tailored to their level of training. This curriculum includes weekly didactics, teaching sessions, surgical anatomy labs, special seminars, and other events and sessions. Click on the following links to learn more about our various rotation sites and educational curriculum.

Two surgeons in an operating room
Surgeons in a hallway