Supervision is a crucial part of our residency training. Our department includes over 100 full time, and 300 clinical/volunteer, faculty. Each resident the attending on the service where the resident is based, and also with outside supervisors. Supervisory assignments are rotated, giving each resident exposure to as many faculty members as possible. Opportunities for additional supervision upon request.
We insist that part of the resident’s supervisory experience include direct patient contact between the supervisor and patient with the resident observing, or between the patient and resident with the supervisor observing. Therefore, faculty-patient interviews and resident-patient interviews are integrated into all of the clinical experiences.
The supervisory experience for residents also includes their role as supervisor to third and fourth year UCSD medical students who rotate through the various services. In addition, one of the key components of the PG4 year is teaching and supervising PGY1 and 2 residents.