Program Director for General Surgery residency in Murrieta, CA

Universal Health Services (UHS)Universal Health Services (UHS)

Wildomar, California
Job Description

UHS SoCal Medical Educational Consortium is seeking a program director for our ACGME-accredited General Surgery residency program based at Southwest Healthcare in southwest Riverside County. This is a unique opportunity to lead and grow a recently established, robust surgical residency program in an attractive southern California location. And to make a difference by training new physicians and partnering in our mission of delivering the highest quality of care and positive outcomes to patients, families, and the community.


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Opportunity highlights:

  • Program Director for Surgical residency program
  • Program recently established and has PGY1-3 GS residents plus a TY class
  • Program has full faculty in place including APD
  • Position is .3 FTE as PD, with remainder in clinical practice with well-established, local surgical group
  • Income guarantee with sign-on bonus and relocation
  • Clinical practice offers various benefits packages health, dental, life, disability, PTO, retirement plan

Position requirements:

  • Current board certification by the ABS
  • Clear, active California medical license with clean background and board history
  • REQUIRED: 3+ years of current or very recent PD, APD, and/or Core faculty administrative experience in an accredited surgical GME program
  • Demonstrated ability as a leader, educator, and clinician 
  • Recent history of scholarly activities/research
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

Facility(s): Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital, an acute care facility and Level II trauma center in Wildomar/Murrieta, serves as the primary training site. Inland Valley Hospital is southwest Riverside County’s only trauma center, averaging 50,000 ED visits annually and serving as the county-designated Paramedic Base Station. Over 4,000 surgeries are performed each year at IVH including a wide range of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures in technologically advanced operating rooms. The hospital is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and the Bariatric Center is certified as Comprehensive by MBSAQIP. Other training sites include Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital, Temecula Valley Hospital, and Corona Regional Medical Center. Southwest Healthcare, a 5 hospital system in southern California, is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the nation's largest hospital and healthcare management companies


Community: Murrieta & Wildomar, California, located just north of San Diego and east of Orange County, are neighboring family-oriented communities in one of the most desirable areas of Southern California. Located in the Temecula Valley, the area is a stable, growing region with an increasingly diverse and affluent population ideal for families, singles and retired alike. Neighboring Temecula is known as Southern California Wine Country. Housing and living costs are significantly lower than nearby coastal counties and the city of Murrieta was rated by MoneyGeek as the 3rd safest city in the U.S. (100,000+ population). Come and experience our award-winning schools, excellent healthcare services, great weather, nearby beaches, lakes and mountains, and numerous recreational and lifestyle options!   


UHS SoCal MEC:  Universal Health Services (UHS) residency programs are integrated into the core mission of our hospitals: to provide our community superior quality care that patients recommend to family and friends and physicians prefer for their patients, while offering unique training opportunities to the next generation of healthcare providers. UHS SoCal Medical Education Consortium endeavors to provide a diverse, hands-on clinical training experience along with didactics, research opportunities and involvement in hospital operations. Our programs prepare residents to pursue the next step in their careers, from full-time clinical practice to teaching, research, medical leadership or further subspecialty training. Our approach to the successful training of physicians is to provide a solid, sound foundation for learning and training and new opportunities, so residents can explore the many career options available as a physician. 


If you have interest in this opportunity, please contact:


Nathan Arnett

Physician Recruiter

UHS Hospitals Southern California

949.285.4947 mobile (text/call)

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