From the Chiefs

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our program! The UCSD Family Medicine Residency Program is comprised of a tight-knit community of residents who are compassionate, motivated, enthusiastic individuals, striving to become leaders in Family Medicine. Approximately half of our residents are from outside of California, showing our commitment to recruiting the best and the brightest applicants in the nation. We hope you want to be a part of our phenomenal community!

Our program offers an ideal balance of academic and community medicine. During your PGY-1 year, you will rotate with residents from different specialties including Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Pediatrics and Surgery. This allows you to learn from expert faculty and build strong working and personal relationships with other residents. On other core rotations, you will work one-on-one with community physicians. Not only will you develop a panel of continuity patients at your own clinic, you will spend time in free clinics including San Diego’s renowned St. Vincent de Paul Village, hone your skills in adolescent medicine at high schools throughout the county, and provide quality medical care to other low-income neighborhoods. We also offer areas of concentration in Sports Medicine, Advanced Procedures and Integrative Medicine for residents wanting extra training in these fields. However, because we are part of an academic institution, there are numerous faculty who can provide support in whatever interests you may have.

While UCSD offers an extraordinary training experience, the weather and activities in San Diego are also unparalleled. Outdoor activities including beach volleyball, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, running, soccer, golf, ultimate frisbee and paddle boarding can be enjoyed all year round. We encourage you to explore the many hotspots of our great city including Coronado Island, Del Mar, La Jolla, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego. There is always something to do on your day off!

Our residents love training at UCSD. It is a one-of-a-kind program that encourages its residents to pursue their own individual interests and career goals. During your three years here, you will be challenged, supported and inspired. You will experience the full breadth of Family Medicine and develop life long connections within the San Diego community. We hope you will choose UCSD to help you become the best Family Physician you can be.

Christine Barthe and Jennifer Duong
Chief Residents 2016-2017