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Training Sites

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego is a large 550-bed facility which is the site of the inpatient regional level I pediatric trauma center, a cardiac critical care unit, a level IV NICU, and the heart of pediatric inpatient services for the entire greater San Diego area. As the focal point for pediatric care in the county, RCHSD is home to unique multidisciplinary teams such as the cleft palate clinic, failure-to-thrive clinic, weight-and-wellness clinic, Kawasaki disease team, the speech and hearing center, and center for child protection, just to name a few. Rady Children's is the largest children's hospital in the state and has a diverse medical staff with expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine

UCSD Jacobs Medical Center

Jacobs Medical Center is a new state of the art medical center. It has 245 beds for surgical services, cancer care, women and infant care. The NICU is level III with Baby-Friendly distinction and has 51 private rooms. The private rooms encourage family bonding, breastfeeding and reduces the risk of infections. Additional specialized services include experienced lactation consultants and dedicated NICU pharmacists. UCSD is the only academic high-risk OB service in San Diego. It is a LEED-certified "green" building with floor to ceiling windows to maximize natural light and promote healing.

Naval Medical Center San Diego

UCSD is proud to partner with the NMCSD in the training of our residents. Navy interns spend two months at Rady Children’s Hospital and work alongside our own residents. Our PL-2 residents serve as a supervising resident for the 21-bed inpatient pediatric unit, acts a pediatric consultant in the general emergency department, and at night supervises the 8-bed pediatric intensive care unit. Our PL-3 residents spend part of their adolescent rotation at the NMCSD campus working with adolescent medicine physicians in the outpatient setting. The patient population includes general pediatric and multiple subspecialty exposure.