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Training and Education

Education and Training Opportunities for UC San Diego Health Employees

At the UC San Diego Health, we encourage our health care professionals to pursue continuing education and professional development opportunities whenever possible. We believe that learning should be a lifelong endeavor.

Education and Training Opportunities for Medical Students and High School Students

Observership Programs and Shadowing Opportunities

  • United States Residents: If you are interested in observing at UC San Diego Health, all potential observers must have a formal request sent on their behalf to the Observer Program. The request must come from a representative of the sponsoring department/program you wish to observe. UC San Diego Health cannot facilitate these introductions. Please locate the department/program you are interested in observing to obtain their administrative contact information. Expected turn-around time for processing and approving requests is 10 business days. Note: This program is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • International Residents: Contact Health Sciences International for information:

Other Education and Training Opportunities

UC San Diego School of Medicine offers some student training opportunities, which vary by department and program.

UCSD Extension Programs