Program Overview

Message from Our Program Director

I would like to personally invite you to visit San Joaquin General Hospital and to apply to our General Surgery Residency Program. The Hospital serves a patient population of nearly 1 million and our residency programs are affiliated with the University of California-Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

We are seeking surgical residents that have a curiosity and dedication to advancing surgical care on a national scale. San Joaquin General Hospital is the County’s dedicated Trauma Center. We offer our surgical residents an experienced faculty of surgical instructors and specialty physicians to assist your training.

Our patient population spans all demographics of society which will allow you to encounter a broad spectrum of surgical disease and to learn a wide range of surgical skills and advanced procedures. Our educational program includes state-of-the-art skills including minimally invasive and major open skills training, certification on a DaVinci robot, scientific exploration, and in-depth clinical research. Our graduates achieve a high level of competence and can compete for fellowships and exceed in their subsequent surgical practice.

We welcome applicants with a passion to address patient's needs through advanced surgical education and training.

Frederick D. Cason

Program Director
General Surgery Residency