Graduate Medical Education

                           About the University of California

Hillcrest Medical CenterOne of the largest and most renowned centers of higher education in the world, the University of California is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

The University was chartered in 1868 as the state's only Land Grant institution. The UC system as a whole continued to expand, to discover, and to promote and pioneer research in the years that followed. From a mere 10 faculty members and 38 students, UC has grown to ten campuses, an enrollment of more than 220,000 students, and employment of approximately 170,000 faculty, staff, and academics statewide.


Jacobs Medical CenterUC San Diego Graduate Medical Education

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Medical Center are both committed to graduate medical education (GME) as a central component of their mission to improve the health of the public. UCSD seeks to educate outstanding physicians and medical scientists.

The School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health provide a supportive and challenging educational environment within which residents of diverse backgrounds can prepare themselves for careers characterized by commitment to excellence in service to others through patient care, research, teaching, and lifelong learning. Faculty members offer residents state-of-the-art knowledge, demonstrate the latest developments in patient care, model compassionate and ethical care, and provide guidance and supervision to ensure patient health and safety. 


Rady Childrens HospitalUC San Diego Training Programs

UC San Diego Health Sciences offers 78 ACGME accredited Residency and Fellowship programs and 2 combined residency programs for a total of 80 programs with over 775 intern, resident and fellow trainees. UC San Diego also offers training to another 100+ physician trainees in approximately 40 fellowship programs for which accreditation is not currently available, and 40+ residents and fellows in Pharmacy and other non-physician clinical training programs.

Please view the Contacts page to explore your specialty of interest. Applicants and current trainees may view the UCSD Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment Document as well as the House Officer Policy and Procedure Document (available on the Policies & Notices page) and the Bylaws of the Medical Staff, UCSD Medical Center for information and policies specific to residents and fellows appointed to the UCSD accredited graduate medical education programs.  Clicking on the department links below will take you away from this site to the appropriate departmental website.





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