Training and Education

For training and education in orthopedic surgery, visit UC San Diego School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Find information on:

  • Residency training program
    • Application process
    • Program structure
    • Educational goals
    • Evaluation process
  • Fellowship programs:
    • Hand and microvascular surgery
    • Orthopedic trauma
    • Spine
  • Research opportunities
  • Clinical observerships
  • Conferences
  • Grand rounds
  • Faculty
  • Publications
  • Continuing medical education

UC San Diego Health System’s orthopedic residency program is ranked in the top 10 percent nationally. In addition, the department’s spine fellowship program is nationally recognized as one of the best in the country.

Also see:

bullet Department of Surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Founded in 1965, the Department of Surgery is heavily involved with continuing education for surgeons and physicians, both nationally and internationally. We play a major role in teaching throughout all four years of UC San Diego School of Medicine curriculum. We have internship and residency programs in seven specialties and research programs across numerous surgical specialties.

bullet Center for the Future of Surgery

The Center for the Future of Surgery is the largest state-of-the art facility in the nation dedicated to catalyzing novel surgical technologies, techniques and teaching methods to advance safety and innovation in today's operating rooms. The Center’s successes in natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) have gained international acclaim.

bullet Medical Scientist Training Program

Combines clinical training from UC San Diego School of Medicine with research training from a number of world-renowned research institutions.

bullet Graduate Medical Education

UC San Diego Health System is committed to graduate medical education as a central component of its mission to improve the health of the public.

bullet UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences trains students seeking PharmD or PhD degree, and provides continuing education for practicing pharmacists.

bullet Continuing Medical Education (CME)

UC San Diego Health System CME programs provide education to health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance.

bullet CMECalifornia

CMECalifornia is a collaboration of the continuing medical education programs from all five University of California campuses.