Given the strength of many of the subspecialty divisions within the Department of Surgery, UCLA serves as a site for several nationally regarded surgical courses, providing UCLA surgery residents with the opportunity to participate in advanced curricula including:

  • Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma Course- UCLA serves as an American College of Surgeons accredited course for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA.
  • Advanced surgical skills for exposure in Trauma-This highly regarded annual course is held for research residents, in preparation for reimmersion in the clinical years.
  • Annual subspecialty courses:
    • UCLA/Society of Vascular Surgery Symposium
    • Aortic Center Management of Aortic Disease Course
    • Management of Liver Diseases Symposium