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.

UC San Diego Health Graduate Medical Education

UC San Diego Health, Jacobs Medical Centercomprised of both the School of Medicine and Healthcare facilities, is committed to graduate medical education (GME) as a central component of their mission to improve the health of the public. UCSDH seeks to educate outstanding physicians and medical scientists.

UCSDH provides 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. 

UC San Diego Training Programs

Rady Childrens Hospital UC San Diego Health 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.