Kaweah Delta Health Care District Surgery residency program received its initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Surgery Residency Review Committee on November 6, 2014, and is on continued accreditation since October 6, 2016.

This five-year program offers three Categorical track positions and one additional Preliminary track position at the PGY 1 and PGY 2 levels.

The Surgery program joins Kaweah Delta Health Care District Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Transitional  programs, and is affiliated with University of California, Irvine.  

The Surgery Residency Program curriculum is designed and continuously reassessed to provide a broad-based educational and clinical experience in the wider scope of the specialty and to prepare well-rounded general surgeons with the skills and confidence needed to enter independent practice. The combination of wealth of clinical material and robust Graduate Medical Education support offer ample opportunities for clinical research, so that the trainees can build the academic credentials needed to successfully compete for further specialized training if they so choose.

The program faculty is eminently qualified in the various areas of general surgery, and deeply committed to surgical education. An excellent core physician faculty to resident ratio and a limited number of off-site rotations during the junior years allow the program to tailor the didactic and clinical experience to the need and the interests of the individual residents, and the program is well positioned to adapt to the evolving requirements of general surgery training.

Together with the faculty, the residents who choose to train in the Kaweah Health Care District Surgery program have the rare opportunity and challenge to shape a residency program as it matures over the next few years. In the process, the residents will learn to deliver safe, excellent, quality-driven, comprehensive surgical care.