Visiting Residents

​Elective Rotators

Physicians currently training in a domestic ACGME accredited program and interested in a rotation with UC San Diego Health need to first contact the UC San Diego Health training program to discuss a possible rotation. The Credentials Verification page provides contact information for all UC San Diego Health training programs. Elective Rotations are accepted at the discretion of the individual training program.  Osteopathic residents from outside of California must have a full, unrestricted CA DO license to rotate in CA. 

Non-Elective Rotators

Physicians from Balboa Naval Base, Scripps (Green and Mercy), Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), and Eisenhower Medical Center rotating at UC San Diego Health, please complete the following steps to ensure you are registered properly for your rotation:

1. Contact the GME Office

Call or email Denise Killian no less than 4 weeks prior to the start of your rotation to discuss UCSD GME registration requirements and scheduling. You will not have computer access until the first day of your rotation.

2. complete documents and training

Complete and provide the following documents no less than 3 weeks before your rotation start date. Note we require a TB screen within 3 months of the beginning of a rotation.

Electronically sign the Computer Security and Use Statement

Please read the following documents :

  • You will also receive an email with your UC Learning Center Login Information.  UC Learning Center training will be available/assigned to you on your rotation start date.  You should complete this training as soon as you receive the assigned courses and no later than 48 hours after your start date.


You will receive instructions on how to:

  • Obtain a temporary photo ID badge
  • Arrange for parking on campus
  • Access UCSD's computer systems/applications

4. Upon Completion of your Rotation

You are responsible for returning your ID badge to Security (Mail Code 8843). If you do not return your ID badge or you lose your ID badge and you are scheduled for another rotation, the Security office will charge you $35 for a replacement.


At least 3 weeks before you are scheduled to return for another rotation, contact the GME office and provide the dates of your planned rotation and the name of the UCSD program.  After your rotation is entered into our system, you will receive instructions on how to obtain an updated photo ID badge and how to access UCSD's computer systems/applications.  UCSD's academic year runs from July 1 - June 30.

Parking and Directions

For parking information and directions to the Graduate Medical Education Office, please see our map.

Parking permits are required on University property at all times, 24 hours a day, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Parking permits and day passes may be obtained from the parking office located in the Bachman Parking Structure, Level 2.   

Paid short term Visitor parking is also available in the Arbor Drive Parking StructurePayment is made at a pay station. Pay stations do not dispense change. 

House Officers holding B permits from the Medical Center may park in the Bachman facility and in designated areas on the UCSD campus.

For the VA Medical Center, parking permits may be obtained at the VA Police Office in the main entrance on the first floor. There is no charge for your parking permit at the VA. You must provide your auto license plate number to receive your permit.

Contact: Denise Killian (619) 471-9009