University of California San Diego

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at UC San Diego Medical Center began in 1990 with four residents. We now recruit for ten residents per year for total of 40 residents across the 4-year program.

The residency is directed towards producing future academicians in Emergency Medicine and, as such, places a heavy emphasis on academic pursuits. All trainees must complete and write up an independent research project, prepare a select numbers of abstracts from the literature, and may participate as a junior editor of the Journal of Emergency Medicine, which is based at UC San Diego. Approximately one-third of our graduates enter full-time academic positions, one-third enter groups associated with residency training programs with access to academic pursuits, and one-third join community hospital-based private groups.

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