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The Emergency Department at Kaiser Permanente is an urban, high volume, Level 3 Trauma and Stroke Receiving Center. We are the busiest ED in San Diego County, caring for more than 100,000 patients each year. As the only Kaiser Medical Center in the county, our Emergency Department is responsible for all 500,000 Kaiser members in San Diego. As such, we serve a socioeconomically and culturally diverse population. We care for patients of all age ranges in an integrated emergency setting and treat more than 15,000 pediatric patients each year, making ours the second busiest pediatric receiving ED in the county.

Planned to open in 2017 is a brand new, state-of-the-art medical center and emergency department.

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Exterior of Scripps Mercy Hospital

Scripps Mercy

Scripps Mercy is a high acuity, urban community hospital and serves as a Level 1 Trauma Center, Paramedic Base Station, STEMI Receiving Center and Primary Stroke Center. Residents will rotate for one month in the Emergency Department and one month with Trauma Critical Care at each the PGY-2 and PGY-3 level. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the care of patients with major trauma during their Emergency Department and Trauma Critical Care rotations.


RCHSDRady Children’s Hospital

Residents will rotate through the Rady Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for one month each during the PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. Rady Children’s is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in San Diego county, allowing residents to see a wide variety of pathology and acuity and see patients across the entire socioeconomic spectrum. Rady Children’s Hospital also serves as the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the region. All trauma activation patients are seen in the ED by a team consisting of emergency physicians, trauma surgeons and intensivists.



Residents will rotate at the Childrens’ Hospital of Orange County for 1 month in the PGY-2 year. This rotation will allow residents the opportunity to learn to rapidly evaluate, diagnose, stabilize, and treat critically ill pediatric patients; understand the pathophysiology of pediatric respiratory failure, shock, and cardiac arrest; and demonstrate procedural skills that are required to care for the critically ill pediatric patient.

The CHOC PICU faculty have a strong commitment to residency training. This rotation has an excellent reputation and a comprehensive and hands-on approach to training. Local housing and transportation will be provided.