Education and Training

Observation and Shadowing Opportunities

Individuals age 18 and up who would like to observe health care operations for 30 days or less at UC San Diego Health should follow these procedures.

In the United States

  • 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 or program you wish to observe.
  • UC San Diego Health cannot facilitate these introductions. Please locate the department or program you are interested in observing to obtain their administrative contact information.
  • The expected turnaround time for processing and approving requests is at least 10 business days.
  • Email the Observer Program if you need more information.

Outside the United States

More Learning Opportunities

Other opportunities for students may be available, including: 

UC San Diego School of Medicine Training Opportunities

Education and Training for UC San Diego Health Employees

At 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.

UC San Diego Extension Programs