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Liability Insurance

All trainees are covered under UC San Diego's self-insured medical professional and hospital liability insurance when working within the course and scope of one's appointment, whether it is on-site or off-site at an affiliated hospital. For information regarding details of this insurance, please review the General Information on Liability Insurance.

Contact Risk Management

It is imperative that UC San Diego house staff contact the UC San Diego Medical Center Risk Management Department whenever there is an adverse occurrence involving a patient in whose care the house officer was involved. You must contact the Risk Management Department at 619-543-2042 immediately under any circumstance where there is potential for malpractice litigation, regardless of the presence or absence of negligence. Both damage control for malpractice and successful defense against malpractice depend on early warning to the Risk Management Department.

Additionally, it is vital that UC San Diego house staff contact Risk Management before discussing any patient care issues to prevent incurring additional liability or becoming a newly-named additional defendant. Please advise anyone wishing to discuss those issues, including attorneys or risk management staff at affiliated hospitals, that such requests must go through Risk Management as a matter of University policy.

Submit a Request

If you need a liability certification letter, please fill out a request form, obtain any required signatures, and submit to Office of Graduate Medical Education using any of the following methods submission methods.



Submission Methods Information
Postal Mailing Address

Attn: Ann Zultner
UC San Diego-OGME
200 W. Arbor Drive, Mail Code 8829
San Diego, CA 92103

Deliver In-Person

402 Dickinson (MPF), Ste 150, Hillcrest Location

Interoffice Mail (within UC San Diego only)

Attn: Ann Zultner, Mail Code 8829

Scan and Email