Educational Activities

Teaching Conferences

A variety of teaching conferences supplement the hands-on education at UCSD in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Daily morning conferences are offered at the UCSD NICU, outpatient Primary Care Clinic, and the Naval Medical Center. The UCSD NICU also holds simulated neonatal resuscitations and maternal-fetal pathology rounds. In addition, a variety of teaching conferences at Rady Children's Hospital include:

  • Morning Case Conferences
  • Daily Lunch Conferences
  • Weekly Grand Rounds
  • Professor Rounds
  • Multidisciplinary Professor Rounds
  • Clinical Pathologic Correlate (CPC) presentations
  • Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Conferences
  • Mock codes and Palliative care comfort codes
  • Department wide Journal Clubs hosted at faculty members homes

Resident Block Education 

The Pediatric Residency Block Education Program is a novel resident curricular program that covers both core pediatric topics and clinical skill sets that are often not addressed during clinical training.  Separate programs have been developed for both the intern and resident levels, taking into consideration their baseline knowledge, skills, and confidence.  The program consists of a series of afternoon block education sessions that deliver concise, high-yield medical curricula.  These sessions provide residents with protected learning time so they may deliberately focus on their development as a physician.  Each session employs an interactive learning environment with small-group, problem-based activities performed under the guidance of subject matter experts.  The program also exposes residents to cutting-edge research being conducted in various fields by our faculty.  In this manner, we seek to develop knowledgeable, well-rounded physicians, who become leaders in their field.

  Intern (RP1) Block Education Curriculum 

Repeated Annually

Resident (RP2,3,4) Block Education Curriculum

Repeated Biennially – Academic Years Beginning in Odd #s

Resident (RP2,3,4) Block Education Curriculum

Repeated Biennially – Academic Years Beginning in Even #s

Inpatient Wards Boot CampPediatric Hospital Medicine
Medical Education & WellnessGenetics/DysmorphologyChild Abuse
EMR, EBM & ResearchPalliative CareRheumatology & Kawasaki Disease
Pediatric Hospital MedicineCardiology
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Part 2Infectious DiseaseAllergy/Immunology
General PediatricsCareer DevelopmentCareer Development
Adolescent Medicine & GynecologyNeurologyDermatology
Emergency MedicineGastroenterologyPulmonology
Quality ImprovementSurgeryOrthopedics & Sports Medicine
Neonatology & NewbornRadiologyGlobal Health
Quality Improvement Part 2Pediatric Critical CareCommunications in Healthcare

Innovative Quality Improvement Research in Residency (INQUIRY) Program

Every resident and fellow participates in quality improvement training and play an active role in a quality improvement project.

Continuity Clinic

Every resident attends a weekly continuity clinic supervised by faculty members at UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital or in the San Diego community. Our residents have a unique opportunity to see patients at 19 different sites in the county ranging from private practice settings, community health centers, and academic faculty practices.​