Visiting Residents

​​The UCSD Division of Sports Medicine provides a two week elective for third year residents interested in gaining more experience in primary care sports medicine and fellowship training. Highlights of the elective experience and requirements are noted belo​w.

Sports Medicine Elective Highlights

Family & Preventive Medicine - Sports Medicine Residency - SarahThe visiting resident will work closely with the UCSD Sports Medicine faculty and fellows in the Departments of Family and Preventative Medicine in high volume sports medicine clinics. They will also have athletic training room experience with Division II collegiate athletes at the UCSD RIMAC Arena, in addition to local community and high school injury clinics.

The resident will also be attending weekly multidisciplinary sports medicine didactic sessions with faculty and fellows in primary care sports medicine from the San Diego region, including UCSD, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, and San Diego Sports Medicine Alvarado Group, and Eisenhower Medical Center. They will have opportunity to participate in the medical coverage of various athletic events (depending on time of year of rotation). In addition, they will be assisting with pre-participation physical exams (depending on the time of year of rotation). Visiting residents will also have opportunities to rotate through the concussion clinic, and visit the Olympic Training Center should the schedule permit.

Rotation Requirements

  1. Residents who anticipate applying for sports medicine fellowships are welcome, as well as those wanting to gain more sports medicine experience.
  2. Residents applying for the elective must be in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or emergency medicine.
  3. Residents must provide the following:
    • proof of valid medical licensure (CA or out of state)
    • letter of good standing from their program. 
    • PROOF OF LIABILITY COVERAGE FOR AT LEAST $1 MILLION PER INCIDENT / $3 MILLION PER AGGREGATE
    • PROOF THAT THEIR PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY AN ACCREDITED ACGME PROGRAM
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Completed application form
    • Proof of current TB screen and N95 Respirator mask fit testing
    • Proof of MMRV vaccination status
    • Proof of Flu Shot status
    • Administrative fee of $250 for applications received at least 30 days prior to start of rotation, or $350 for applications received in less than 30 days prior to the start of rotation
  4. Please refer to the following website for more information about the requirements for a visiting rotation:

    Graduate Medical Education: Visiting Resident Positions
    Completed forms on the GME website link here

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing or transportation is not provided and will need to be arranged by the resident in advance. A list of nearby accommodations can be provided upon request. The resident is encouraged to have a car for attendance to the various clinics and sports medicine experiences during the rotation.

A white coat for the university clinics is recommended.

Please send the required documents and the application form to Dr. Amy Leu at anleu@ucsd.edu if you are interested in learning more about the UCSD Sports Medicine elective opportunity.

UCSD SPORTS MEDICINE RESIDENT ELECTIVE
SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

DayMondayTuesday​ Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM

Orientation / GME

9:00 - 12:00p 

Dion Brown (GME) 

Melissa Wahl (FM)

Hillcrest Medical Center

 

Dr. Ken Taylor 

8:00a-12:00p 

UCSD La Jolla 
 Family and Sports Medicine
Dr. Sarah Merrill 

8:00a-12:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine
Dr. Suraj Achar 

8:00a-12:00p 

UCSD La Jolla Family and Sports Medicine
Dr. Amy Leu 

8:00a - 12:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine
PM

Dr. Alan Shahtaji 

1:00p - 5:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine Clinic

San Diego Sports Medicine Didactics

3:00p-6:30p 

Location varies, usually in La Jolla
Dr. Amy Leu UCSD Student Health 

1:00p - 4:30p 

UCSD Training Room RIMAC ARENA 

5:30-7PM 

Fellows

Children's Hospital Sports Clinic

1:00p - 4:00p 

Dr. Taylor / Achar 

 

Dr. Sarah Merrill 

1:00p - 5:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine Clinic
DayMonday​​Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM

Dr. Alan Shahtaji 

8:00a - 12:00p 

Concussion Clinic

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine Clinic

Dr. Ken Taylor 

8:00a-12:00p 

UCSD La Jolla 
 Family and Sports Medicine
Dr. Sarah Merrill 

8:00a-12:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine
Dr. Suraj Achar 

8:00a-12:00p 

UCSD La Jolla Family and Sports Medicine

Dr. Amy Leu 

8:00a - 12:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine

PM Dr. Alan Shahtaji 

1:00p - 5:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports Medicine Clinic
San Diego Sports Medicine Didactics

3:00p-6:30p 

Location varies, usually in La Jolla
Dr. Amy Leu UCSD Student Health 

1:00p - 4:30p 

UCSD Training Room RIMAC ARENA 

5:30-7PM 

Fellows

Children's Hospital Sports Clinic

1:00p - 4:00p 

Dr. Taylor / Achar 

Dr. Sarah Merrill 

1:00p - 5:00p 

UCSD Chancellor Park Sports  Medicine Clinic