Welcome to UC San Diego's Internal Medicine Residency Program

Incoming chief medical residents for 2013-2014.

Above: Chief Medical Residents for 2013-2014. L to R: Drs. Benjamin Hulley, Isabel Kuo, Zachary Permutt, Devin Kehl and Yu Xie. Photo by 2013 graduate Will Collins, MD.

The mission of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program is to provide a superior academic environment with diverse clinical and research opportunities so that each resident receives the training necessary to achieve his or her career aspirations.

Our training environment provides a wide range of clinical and academic experiences designed to prepare you for a multitude of different career opportunities in internal medicine. Experience is available in clinical settings ranging from community outreach clinics to academic tertiary/quaternary referral centers. The large and diverse San Diego community, the proximity to the international border and the presence of a world-class tertiary referral center provides a fascinating and diverse patient population.

Our faculty includes world leaders in both clinical medicine and basic research. Under their guidance and supervision, our residents are encouraged to assume primary responsibility for patient care and to perform research.

Many of the recent innovations in the residency program have been crafted by the residents in cooperation with faculty and program leadership.

Our program supports a diverse group of over 90 residents. The camaraderie and high quality of our residents are the hallmarks of our residency program. Residents work closely with each other and our faculty, creating a thriving learning environment.

Graduates of our program regularly go on to accept highly competitive opportunities in clinical practice as well as in the most selective fellowship programs in the nation.


Medicine Grand Rounds
Video Streaming and Archive

UCSD-affiliated trainees, faculty and staff may view live streaming video of Medicine Grand Rounds presentations.

Recent Medicine Grand Rounds presentations are available for viewing on demand.

Watch archived videos of Grand Rounds presentations.

For access, please contact the residency program office for the guest username and password.

Note: You may need to enter AD\ before the guest username ( AD\guestusername ) in the "User Name" field.

CME credit cannot be given for viewing a Grand Rounds video online.


Hearty congratulations from our program directors to all UC San Diego internal medicine residents and medical students who participated in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Resident and Medical Student Poster Competition at the Southern California I, II, III 2013 Chapter Meeting on November 2 and 3.

UC San Diego had a record number of participants this year: 25 residents and students.

Special congratulations go to:

Dr. Wesley Kidder Dr. Marjan Hovaida
Wes Kidder (left) and Marjan Hovaida
1st Place, Region III Clinical Vignette - Wes will represent UCSD at the national ACP meeting in Orlando in April, 2014.

Dr. Noel Lee Dr. Andrew Bruggeman
Noel Lee (left)
2nd Place, Region III Clinical Vignette
Drew Bruggeman (right)
3rd Place, Region III Research

Dr. Talya Bordin-WoskOur Doctor’s Dilemma™ team members Noel Lee, Wes Kidder and Talya Bordin-Wosk (left) helped UCSD win second place in their round.

Residency program director Elaine Muchmore, MD, was honored with a Laureate Award for her service to the American College of Physicians.

The following residents also displayed awesome posters: Vishar Amin, Ahi Arulandanan (and Kevin Shah), Arthi Balu, Talya Bordin-Wosk, Jeffrey Chan, Steven Lin, Sara Patrawala, Nick Phreaner, Robin Robbins, Beacher Schneider and Sheri Tran.

Among UCSD's medical student winners were Michael Ramirez (1st place, Region III Clinical Vignette), Michael Langley-DeGroot (2nd place, Region III Clinical Vignette) and Erika Barbero (3rd place, Region III Clinical Vignette).

Program News

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Dr. Maria C. Savoia Dr. Taylor Doherty


Where They Are Now

A number of our past chief medical residents are now faculty members in the Department of Medicine.

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