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 System
4 months
Rady Children’s Hospital​ 2 months

OTO 3 – Intermediate Resident

RotationsDuration
UC San Diego Health 
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center

8 months
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System3 months
Rady Children's Hospital
(Rotation can be during Oto 3 or Oto 4 years)
1 months

Research Resident Year

Our program is fortunate to have two NIH T32 funded positions for the research year. If you are one of the recipients of this funded year, you have an option to supplement your research work by applying for an additional grant.  We encourage your attendance at various regional and national academy meetings throughout your residency. Your research work can be clinically based or focused on basic science.

OTO 4 – Senior Resident

Rotations Duration
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center​
6 months
UC San Diego Health
Hillcrest & Jacobs Medical Center
3 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