Research Opportunities

UCSD is 8th in NIH funding, and 80% of our categorical residents do research with our world-renowned faculty. We also offer 2 months of protected time for those doing research during the PGY2/PGY3 year, where the only clinical duties required are 1 day/week of continuity clinic time. Residents presenting at conferences can be reimbursed up to $750 in fees and travel expenses and have up to 3 days of protected coverage for conference presentations. Furthermore, all those doing research present at our annual resident research symposium. Since the start of this program we have seen the number of peer reviewed publications written by residents double over the past three years!

Our Residents have the opportunity to present at local, national and even international conferences!


Virtual Medical Resident Research Symposium

For the year 2020, given the changes brought by COVID-19, our annual resident research symposium was moved to a virtual format. Please check out the link below to view our residents’ posters and presentations. https://www.ucsdimrrs20.org. Some examples presentations from our winning residents for the year 2020 are viewable below!!