UCSD New Grad Residency March 2024

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Applications open October 18 for March 2024 cohort.

NengRN_23

3 Posts

For those who joined the webinar this morning, does anyone have any important notes to share? I was not able to attend. Thank you guys!

FancyCactus

79 Posts

Yes: opens on or around Oct 18, interviews and positions filled by December 15: 

most openings in La Jolla 

No OR, Psych, or L&D

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Megatron21xo

18 Posts

Specializes in Reproductive health.

Also I guess they don't want applicants without at least 100 hours experience in the unit they're applying for. I was excited about UCSD but now I'm not applying. 

HiFromSanDiego

19 Posts

@MeganCole21 why do you think they don't want applicants without 100 hours in the unit they are applying for?  I know that would make an applicant more competitive but they didn't say it is required. 

FancyCactus

79 Posts

Agreed- I think the extra hours (beyond the clinicals) would be important for an ICU or NICU position, but not all openings. 
 

a friend of mine in the last application cycle was of the same mindset, but it was her cumulative experiences that made her stand out, and she got a coveted ED position; which statistically is less than 3%. 

"you only make 100% of the shots you don't take”— Michael Jordan. 
 

I hope you reconsider; you never know

HiFromSanDiego

19 Posts

Yeah, I figure at least 2 of those 4 NICU spots are going to people who had NICU externships at UCSD, but still maybe that leaves 2 spots for the rest of us? Same for the other competitive units, might as well try.

redivy, BSN, RN

151 Posts

No one had an externship in NICU. I think the last time they took a student was Fall 2022. 

Internal candidates will definitely get preferential hiring (not externs but employees). If you had a Rady's internship you probably stand a good shot.

UCSD is notorious for preferring to hire people that have more clinical experience, I think it's because their new grad program is a bit shorter than others. Having externed there I can attest that they have very high expectations for performance.

HiFromSanDiego

19 Posts

Thanks for that info @redivy. I wish I were an internal candidate there already! The timing is a little bit off. UCSD is buying Alvarado where I work per diem, but I'm not hired on by UCSD yet.

redivy, BSN, RN

151 Posts

HiFromSanDiego said:

Thanks for that info @redivy. I wish I were an internal candidate there already! The timing is a little bit off. UCSD is buying Alvarado where I work per diem, but I'm not hired on by UCSD yet.

That's still good, they will probably still look at that as 'internal'. It'll be interesting if their offer for Tri-City also goes through next year.

SDnurse_1

1 Post

Does anyone know if they encourage applying to more than 1 unit?

Megatron21xo

18 Posts

Specializes in Reproductive health.

Honestly my main reason for not applying is that UCSD doesn't have any openings for L&D which is my first choice. In the webinar they said they "preferred" 100 hours, but my friend who applied said that the application itself said "required", so I'm not actually 100% sure. 

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