The UCSD Pediatric Residency Program emphasizes the mentorship of the emerging young clinician. Focus on career development in clinical and medical knowledge, professionalism, and patient care are the core elements of the clinical mentor. Clinical mentors are faculty members who are matched to each incoming intern based on the trainee's preference, interests and/or background. Mentors meet semi-annually at a minimum to provide guidance and oversight to the residents' career path. Additionally, the Program Director and Associate Program Directors provide close one-on-one mentorship to each trainee in their development into a clinician throughout their three years at UCSD.
Physician Scientist Development Series
This series provides mentorship tailored to developing the emerging physician scientist in our trainees. Here, a senior faculty mentor, with a proven scientific and scholarly track record, is paired with a resident to help develop their scientific career during their training at UCSD. Particular emphasis is placed on supporting ideas that would foster a career as a physician scientist. Quarterly dinners hosted by the program allow for network opportunities and exposure to eminent scientists at UCSD.