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Graduate Medical Education:
Residency & Fellowship Programs

Exceptional Training at a Top-Ranked Health System

As the only academic health system in the region, UC San Diego provides an unparalleled training experience.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) at UC San Diego provides residents and fellows a supportive and challenging educational environment that is rooted in compassionate patient care, innovative teaching and groundbreaking biomedical research.

Our trainees graduate from UC San Diego prepared to pursue careers characterized by leadership, excellence in service, patient safety and quality improvement, and lifelong learning.

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Hospitals in San Diego*


Accredited Training Programs



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Graduate Medical Education at UC San Diego

Learn more about the unparalleled training experience we provide residents and fellows at UC San Diego.

Why UC San Diego

State-of-the-Art Training

Learning opportunities abound at UC San Diego Health facilities, many external clinical affiliates and with a diverse patient population.

World-Renowned Research

Join a world-class community of physicians and scientists.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Partnerships opportunities in the entrepreneurial and biomedical industries abound.

Beautiful San Diego

Live and work in a culturally rich, coastal city.

Residency Programs

United in science-backed learning and compassionate care.

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Fellowship Programs

Guiding the leaders of tomorrow through expertise and innovation.

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Trainee Life

The lives of residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine are remarkably dynamic.

Our community is dedicated to supporting residents and fellows in a manner that allows them to take full advantage of learning opportunities, while providing for themselves and their family.

  • Benefits - trainees receive competitive compensation, vacation, family protections and more.

  • Wellness - a wide array of personal wellness and mental health resources are available.

  • Supportive Environment - a community that celebrates wins and encourages trainee leadership.

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