Curriculum

An overview of the six-year residency experience is outlined below:

OTO 1 - Internship

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Health 
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery​​
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgery​​
  • Anesthesiology
  • Neuroradiology/Pathology
6 months
Otolaryngology
6 months

OTO 2 – Junior Resident

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Health 
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center
6 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System4 months
Rady Children’s Hospital​ 1-2
months

Research Resident Year

This year is funded by an NIH T32 grant. You are also encouraged to write up and submit a grant to supplement your research work and to attend and present at various regional and national academy meetings. Research work can be clinically based or focused on basic science.

OTO 3 – Intermediate Resident

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Health 
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center

4-6 
months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System4-6
months
Rady Children's Hospital
(Rotation can be during Oto 3 or Oto 4 years)
1-2
months

OTO 4 – Senior Resident

Rotations Duration
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center​
4-6 
months
UC San Diego Health
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center
3-6
months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System 3 months

OTO 5 – Chief Resident

Rotations​​Duration
UC San Diego Health 
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center
6 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System6 months