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Posted 7/9/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
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Physician assistant William Gadea assists Col. (Dr.) Darrin Clouse, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron vascular surgeon, during a carotid endarterectomy surgery May 23 at David Grant USAF Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Liliana Moreno)
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Located in northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento, the David Grant USAF Medical Center's General Surgery Residency program was established in 1967 at Travis Air Force Base.

In 2006, DGMC's General Surgery Residency program integrated with the University of California, Davis General Surgery residency. The UCD/DGMC General Surgery residency is an RRC fully-accredited training program. A full description of the UCD/DGMC General Residency program can be found on the UC Davis Department of Surgery website.

DGMC remains one of the clinical rotations that all surgical residents rotate through during their clinical years. Our faculty at DGMC are comprised of general surgeons and a full complement of surgical subspecialists to include minimally invasive surgery, colorectal, trauma/critical care, vascular, and cardiothoracic.

Two categorical military residents are selected each year to complete their training at the UC Davis/DGMC General Surgery Residency. Selected categorical residents are scheduled for a six-year training program -- five clinical years and one research year performed between the PGY-3 and PGY-4 year.

For the 2012 Joint Selection Graduate Military Education selection board, the UCD/DGMC program will be selecting two (2) categorical residents and ten (10) preliminary year (PGY-1) residents. Applications for the 2012 Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board are available on the Air Force Medical Service website.

The program offers a dedicated Flight Surgery path for those interested in becoming Flight Surgeons after completion of their General Surgery Internship year. If you would like more information, click on the Flight Surgeon Path hot link below.

We welcome military medical students to our facility to rotate on General Surgery as a sub-internship or as a regular clerkship. Students interested in scheduling a clerkship rotation should contact our Residency Program Coordinator at (707) 423-5180. Once you are scheduled for a clerkship, please click the Military Rotations hot link below for further information and instructions regarding your anticipated rotation.

If you are interested in interviewing for the UCD/DGMC General Surgery Residency, please contact our Residency Program Coordinator as well to schedule your interview date. Once you are scheduled for your interview, please click the Medical Student Interviews hot link below for detailed information regarding travel, lodging, anticipated itinerary, and documents that you will need to complete prior to your arrival.

If you are a resident who is scheduled for a rotation at Travis AFB, please click on the Rotating Residents hot link below for information regarding directions, how to get on base, paperwork you need to bring, and paperwork you need to send before arriving.

Additional Information:
DGMC Faculty
Flight Surgeon Path 
Medical Student Interviews   
General Medical Student Rotations

Contact Information:
General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
General Surgery Residency Program Assistant
David Grant USAF Medical Center
101 Bodin Circle - Bldg. 777
Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535-1800
Phone: (707) 423-5180 

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