If you are done with training and currently looking for a surgery position at one of the country's leading institutions, please contact us! We are always looking for motivated physicians or advanced care providers to have on our team. 

Below we describe what a field in Surgery looks like and how you can join our team in Southern California regardless of the stage of medical training you are at!

Surgery Medicine Salary

One of the most common questions that you may have is how much do Surgeons make?

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group (LLUFMG) is a private, not-for-profit corporation, utilizing proprietary methodologies to formulate compensation plans individualized to each department and division based on a variety of factors.

Finding the Surgery Job for You

Finding the right Surgery job for you may sound like a daunting task. No worries, we get questions all of the time and here are the most helpful tips we have found when looking for Jobs in Surgery.

  • Start your Surgery Job Search early
  • If you are completing Surgical training, make sure to start your job search 8-12 months before completing your training.
  • Preferred locations, such as southern California, will have more competition 
  • Make Sure your Surgery Job is in the Right Setting
  • Make Sure your Surgery Job is in the Right Culture
  • Understand your Surgery Employment Contract
  • Look for the right Surgery Job Benefits. 
  • Some places may have a higher salary but don’t give you any benefits! Check out our benefits page for examples.

Have more questions? Let us help you learn more about the best way to apply for an Surgery job by contacting us here

How to Train in Surgery

Training to become an Surgeon will require completing medical school and post-graduate residency training in Surgery. Medical school is typically 4 years long and Residency training in General Surgery can be 5 or 7 years long. Some surgeons will choose additional fellowships after their general surgery residency. 

Surgery Resources

Here are some Surgery resources that you may find helpful.

Surgery Conferences and Societies:

Surgery Fellowship Opportunities

Some people may choose to do a fellowship after their General Surgery residency training.

Surgery offers a variety of fellowship or subspecialty training after residency.

You can click here to view all of the Surgical Fellowships at LLUH.

Below is a list of the most popular Surgical fellowship opportunities.

Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The fellowship is designed to provide training, skills and knowledge for the fellows to become expert surgical oncologists with strong research backgrounds. The Complex General Surgical Oncology fellowship at LLUH complements the training programs in Medical and Radiation Oncology.  In fact, there are only two other institutions West of the Mississippi that have ACGME training programs in the “big three” for cancer—medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology.

Read about a Life of a Surgical Oncologist: Dr. Michael P. O'Leary

Read about a Life of a Breast Surgical Oncologist: Dr. Halley Vora

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Loma Linda Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care welcomes you.  Our ACGME accredited fellowship is a multidisciplinary programs that provides training in surgical, cardiothoracic, and neurological critical care in a 320 licensed bed, American College of Surgeons accredited Level 1 Trauma Center.  The 32 bed ICU is staffed by critical care trained faculty from Surgery, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine.  We deliver excellent healthcare and support to our critically ill surgical and trauma patients while also supporting patient’s loved ones and our community.  Our aim to train exceptional surgical intensivists and foster curiosity, a drive to excel, compassion towards those we serve, and a life-long mission to improve the wellbeing of our patients and community.

Trainees will acquire the knowledge and skills to care for critically ill and injured patients.  This includes communication and coordination across multiple disciplines within the hospital and extends to families and the community in which our patients live.  By truly providing whole person care for our critically ill and injured patients we will improve the lives of our patients.

Read about a Life of a Trauma Surgeon/Intensivist: Dr. Sigrid Burruss

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The specialty of Pediatric surgery is defined as the diagnostic, operative, and postoperative surgical care for children with congenital and acquired anomalies and diseases. The maladies treated by pediatric surgeons range from developmental anomalies to inflammatory conditions, neoplastic processes and traumatic injuries. Unique characteristic of our discipline is the focus on treatment of surgical problems at all developmental stages of a child from in utero conditions all the way up to young adulthood. Certain diagnoses even require extended involvement of pediatric surgeons during adulthood as the patient transitions to adult surgeons and providers. All pediatric surgeons typically train in adult surgery; however, the additional years of training allows them to specifically take care of children with surgical needs as children are not just small adults. This advanced training is critical for optimal patient outcomes as they frequently cannot say specifically what is bothering them and are not always able to be patient and helpful during a medical examination. Moreover, the physiology of pediatric patients evolves as they transition from the new born period to all the way up to early adulthood and pediatric are adept at making management decisions keeping this evolving physiology in mind. On a more personal level pediatric surgeons know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative. Finally pediatric surgeons are experts in using equipment and facilities specifically designed to provide excellent care for the surgical needs of children.

Check out our Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at LLU HERE.

Read about a Life of a Pediatric Surgeon: Dr. Faraz Khan

Global Surgery Fellowship

Global surgery fellowship is a 1-year non ACGME fellowship at LLUH. It provides additional training in various surgical subspecialties, such as orthopedics, ob/gyn, urology, neurosurgery, and anesthesia, to one’s broaden skillset in order to prepare for a surgical practice in a low resource setting. Fellows also spend 1 month in Haiti and 3 months in Malawi to gain hands on experience of working as a surgeon in a developing country.

Read about a Life of a Global Surgeon: Dr. Wanda Lam

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

After completing a general surgery residency, an additional 1 year training to specialize in colon and rectal surgery can be completed. Management specific for benign and malignant colon, rectal, and anal pathologies are learned. Both maximally and minimally invasive approaches, as well as endoscopy. Multidisciplinary approaches for, but not limited to, inflammatory bowel disease and malignant diseases.

Read about a Life of a Colorectal Surgeon: Dr. Allison A. Aka