COVID-19 Updates

Visit UC San Diego's Coronavirus portal for the latest information for the campus community.

Research Opportunities

Clerkship (Pediatrics 401)- General Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Rotation

Contact Person: Bretten Pickering, MD

Meeting Place: UCSD Frost Street PCC - Cambridge Physicians Medical Center
7910 Frost Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92123
Primary Care Clinic
Phone: 858 496-4800 Fax: 858 496-4850

Time: Block 1: 4:00 PM (After Quarterly Orientation)
Blocks 2 & 3: 7:30AM

Additional Information: All students assigned to UCSD Affiliated clinics must attend orientation on the first day of outpatient rotation. Dr. Pickering will orient you on the outpatient requirements. DO NOT report to any other outpatient clinic unless you have attended this orientation. Frost Street clinic assignments start at 7:30am and 1:30pm

Outpatient Rotation Schedules (Outpatient UCSD and Mercy)

You will be given a personalized monthly rotation schedule for your outpatient rotation. This schedule is not optional. You are expected to attend all clinics and conferences as scheduled.

Please be sure to always inform the clerkship coordinator of any changes to your schedule. If you are sick, please contact the clinic directly and the clerkship coordinator. If you arrive at a clinic that has been canceled you should try to find someone else to work with, and if you can't find anyone then you can use that time as study time.


Outpatient UCSD only (No Mercy or Navy)
Outpatient UCSD students will need to have a Pink UCSD Medical Center Badge from the security office while you are at UCSD Medical Center or affiliated clinics. Badges will be available for you to pick up as indicated on your personal outpatient schedule.

UCSD Security office is located at 112 West Arbor Drive, Suite 101.

Questions? CONTACT:

Pediatrics Clerkship Coordinator, Sarah Harasty,
Pediatrics Clerkship Director, Christopher Cannavino,

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)

(Major: Clinical Research

Our faculty members are available to work with students on a variety of short-and long-term projects for students in the M.A.S.-Clinical Research program seeking to complete the Independent Student Project (ISP) requirement. 

Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE)

To meet California's health workforce needs, the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD SOM) teaches the biomedical sciences and develops the research skills of students so that they may become exemplary healthcare providers. With funding from the Health Resources Services Administration, UCSD SOM established the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE), which provides training to young physicians who have talent and interest in the health professions, can compete for and retain positions in academic medicine, and have the knowledge and skills considered necessary to deliver culturally appropriate health services to all segments of the population.

Director: Dr. Sandra Daley 
Contact: Ramón A. Hernandez, MPH (619) 243-1360

Medical Student Independent Study Projects (ISP)

Our faculty members work with medical students from universities across the nation to support research projects in their areas of expertise.