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Pediatrics Education

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to provide advanced and cutting-edge education to students, residents, and fellows. The faculty work diligently to create an inspiring educational environment that allows for optimal learning. The educational mission is directed by a talented, diverse and innovative group of individuals who are all committed to excellence in pediatric education.

Residency Program

The goal of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of California San Diego is to train pediatricians to be well versed in all aspects of caring for sick and well children by integrating the art and science of pediatric medicine. Located in the seventh largest city in the U.S. and on the border with Mexico, the program offers unique experiences in border health, the intercity/homeless population, the rural community, the military community and the Native American population.

Pediatric Residency Program


Research, teaching and clinical excellence are the cornerstones of all fellowship programs. Many listed here are premier in the country, with nationally and internationally reputable faculty.

Pediatric Fellowships

Medical Students

Over 300 students pass through the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego campus each academic year. Third- and fourth-year medical students from the University of California San Diego rotate throughout all specialties on the main Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego campus and its affiliated satellite clinics.

Medical Students