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SFGH Level 1 Trauma ProgramThe Level I Trauma Program

Fellowship and Residency Programs

San Francisco General Hospital and the Level I Trauma Program are committed to providing educational opportunities for persons interested in clinical and administrative careers in acute care hospitals.


The Fellowship in Trauma and Emergency Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General is a 12 month, non-ACGME, structured clinical experience designed to equip a board-eligible or certified general surgeon with the clinical and administrative skills necessary to assume a leadership role in trauma surgery. The fellow is a member of the active medical staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and effectively functions as a junior attending. The fellow has oversight responsibilities for the care of the trauma patients hospitalized on the trauma service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, augmenting the continuity of care in the current environment. The fellow serves as the principal surgical liaison for the trauma multidisciplinary service rounds, and participates in the full range of performance improvement activities of the SFGH Trauma Program. In addition to taking trauma and emergency surgery call and participating in the care of the most complex surgical patients, the fellow is expected to engage in new or ongoing programs in clinical research, injury prevention, and trauma systems development.

The Department of Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General accepts one (1) new fellow each year, generally following completion of the corresponding ACGME approved fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.

Please contact Dr. Robert Mackersie for additional information about the Trauma Fellowship program.

Administrative Residency

For MPH, MHA, and MBA students, San Francisco General Hospital offers administrative residency programs full-time during the summer or part-time during the academic year.  After graduation, previous student residents have continued to work in hospital administration.

Recent student residents include:

  • Seth Ingram, MPH in Health Policy and Management from UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 2003. Seth contributed to the Air Medical Access Needs and Feasibility report during his tenure at SFGH.  After graduation, Seth worked as an Administrative Fellow for Sutter Health.
  • Joanna Mroz, MPH in Health Policy and Management from UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 2004.  Joanna assisted the medical helipad team to submit the Environmental Review Application and coordinate the Request for Proposal for an Environmental Consultant.  Joanna also designed the Medical Helipad website and the Trauma website.   Joanna will continue in hospital administration as a Kaiser Permanente Administrative Fellow.
  • Doris Chang, MBA/MPH in progress from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and School of Public Health.  Doris is working with Sue Currin, Chief Nursing Officer, on several feasibility projects including decompression of the Emergency Department and development of a geriatrics care unit.

Please contact Anne Chang in Hospital Administration for further information about Administrative Residency opportunities.

Clinical Residency

Through its Level 1 Trauma Program and the Comprehensive Emergency Department, SFGH offers a variety of clinical residency opportunities for Registered Nurses who are preparing for roles in clinical service management as Nurse Practitioners [NP] or as Clinical Nurse Specialists [CNS]. Opportunities also exist in the SFGH Rehabilitation Services, which offers a full spectrum of physical and occupational therapy and speech pathology for in-patient and out-patient adults and children. The Medical Social Services provides clinical rotations in a variety of services supporting patient care in the acute care hospital and ambulatory care setting at SFGH.

For further information on any of these opportunities, please contact:

Patricia O'Connor, RN, MS Trauma Program Manager - Trauma Program management, NP, or CNS residencies
John Fazio, RN, MS - Emergency Department CNS or other ED clinical or administrative residencies
Penney Mitchell, MSW - Director, SFGH Medical Social Services
Bonnie Seaman, PT, MA - Rehabilitation Services Director - PT, OT, SP residencies

Please call 9-1-1 if this is a medical emergency. Please call Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center at (628) 206-8000 for general information.

For issues or questions other than medically related, you may email the Department of Public Health.