Clinical Training Sites

UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center Hospital

The UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest Hospital​​ is located on the north side of downtown San Diego on the Hillcrest neighborhood campus. This rotation includes a busy infectious disease inpatient consult service, emergency department consults, and the weekly ID outpatient clinic held in the adjacent Ambulatory Care Center.  This service provides the fellows with a broad experience with viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections related to medical, surgical, and substance use. The majority of the patient population is undeserved and/or are from marginalized groups.  Its geographic location near the Mexico border also provides access to patients who seek care for infectious diseases that are endemic to tropical and subtropical regions of Mexico and Central America.  

Jacobs/Thornton/Sulpizio Hospital (UCSD Health)

The UCSD Medical Center Thornton Hospital is a general medical hospital located on the La Jolla campus of UCSD. The Jacobs tower was added in 2017 and includes an Onc/BMT floor, two medical ICUs, a neuro ICU, Labor and Delivery, and several Med/Surg floors.  Adjacent to Thornton is the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center where specialized cardiac and cardiothoracic surgical care are provided.   Fellows gain experience in general ID, cancer ID, and transplant ID while rotating on these services. 

Veteran's Administration Medical Center (VAMC)

The VAMC is located on the UCSD La Jolla campus. This rotation includes consult services for primarily male veteran inpatients at the VAMC and a weekly outpatient ID Clinic. The VAMC is a general medical hospital without obstetrics or pediatrics.  This service provides the fellows with a broad experience with viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections related to medical, surgical, and other acute illnesses. The ID Consult Service participates in the care of patients with HIV who are admitted to the medical or surgical services, controls the utilization of certain restricted antibiotics, and consults on all patients with medically important bacteremia. The VAMC also houses a large spinal cord injury service and a hemodialysis service for which infectious disease consultations are frequently sought.

Outpatient ID Clinics (UCSD Health)

UC San Diego Health opens new clinic in Encinitas - La Jolla LightDuring the first year, clinical fellows attend one half day of clinic per week at the clinic where they are on rotation. Fellows see a combination of new outpatient ID consults, discharge/hospital follow up patients and patients enrolled in the Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program.  Clinic encounters include a mix of in-person and telemedicine visits.  

Owen Clinic (UCSD Health)

OWEN CLINIC - 10 Reviews - 4168 Front St, San Diego, California - Medical  Centers - Phone Number - YelpThe Owen Clinic is one of the oldest and largest HIV primary care clinics in the country.  It is an extremely active Ryan White-funded, comprehensive care program that provides primary and specialty medical care to over 3,500 people living with and at risk for HIV.  First year fellows rotate weekly in Owen Clinic Discharge while on the HIV Medicine consult service at Hillcrest.  Fellows have the option of having their HIV continuity clinic at Owen during their second and third year of fellowship.  In this capacity, they serve as the primary care provider for a panel of 30-50 patients with HIV.  Fellows have the option to rotate in any of the subspeciality clinics at Owen including the Women's clinic, Lipid Clinic, Medication Assisted Therapy Clinic, HCV/Liver Clinic, Anoscopy clinic, Gender Affirming Care clinic, and PrEP clinic. 

VAMC Special ID Clinic (VA)

The VAMC Special ID (SPID) Clinic follows approximately 750 patients living with HIV and serves as another site where second- and third-year fellows can elect to do their HIV continuity clinic.  This clinic includes all of the resources of the VAMC as well as ID pharmacists, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, a dietician, a psychiatric liaison and attendings from the UCSD ID/GPH division.  Fellows function as primary care physicians for their panel of patients with HIV. ​