Curriculum

An overview of the six-year residency experience is outlined below:

PGY 1 - Internship

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Health /​
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery​​
  • Vascular Surgery​​​
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery​​
  • Orthopedics
9 months
Otolaryngology2 months

PGY 2 – Junior Resident

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Medical C​enter (Hillcrest)6 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System4 months
Rady Children’s Hospital​ 2 months

Research Resident Year

This year can be funded by the NIH. You are also encouraged to write up and submit a grant to supplement your research work and to attend and present at various regional and national academy meetings. Research work can be clinically based or focused on basic science.

PGY 3 – Intermediate Resident

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Medical Center​ (Hillcrest)5 months
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
and Scripps Green Hospital​​
3 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System3 months
Rady Children's Hospital 1 month

PGY 4 – Senior Resident

Rotations Duration
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center​6 months
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
and Scripps Green Hospital​​
3 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System 3 months

PGY 5 – Chief Resident

Rotations​​Duration
UC San Diego ​Medical Center (Hillcrest)
and Thornton Hospital
6 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System6 months

The table below summarizes the standard rotation schedule for the Oto-2 to Oto-5 years; changes to this schedule may be made as necessary.

Oto 2Oto 3Oto 4Oto 5

UC San Diego Medical Center (Hillcrest)​

6 months

5 months

 

6 months

Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System

4 months

3 months

3 months

6 months

UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
Scripps Green Hospital
Moores Cancer Center

3 months

3 months

Kaiser Permanente

6 months

Rady Children’s Hospital

2 months

1 month