Welcome to UC San Diego's Internal Medicine Residency Program

Chief medical residents for 2014-2015.

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.

Simerjot Jassal, MDSpotlight

Dr. Simerjot Jassal Is New Program Director

New program director Simerjot Jassal, MD, has served as an associate director of the program for 9 years. Read her welcome letter.

Incoming Chief Residents Give Presentations at Medicine Grand Rounds

Our incoming chief residents' presentations at Medicine Grand Rounds:

  • Sterling Dubin, MD, George Washington U: Low Yield of Routine Duodenal Biopsies in the Evaluation of Abdominal Pain
  • Wes Kidder, MD, George Washington U:
    Revisiting the Question of a Physician Shortage in the Era of ACA/Obamacare
  • Sheri Tran, MD, UC Davis:
    The ART of Cardiac Arrests: Characterizing Temporal Patterns of Inpatient Events
  • Stephen Vampola, MD, U of Miami Miller:
    The Role of International Experiences in Medical Training


Incoming chiefs at graduation.

Above: the incoming chiefs at the 2014 graduation. Clockwise from left: Dr. Kidder, Dr. Vampola, Dr. Dubin, and Dr. Tran.

Career Paths for Our Outgoing Chiefs

Here's where our chief residents for 2013-2014 are going:

  • Ben Hulley, MD - Hospital Medicine Faculty (UC San Diego/VAMC San Diego)
  • Devin Kehl, MD - Cardiology fellowship, Cedars-Sinai
  • Isabel Kuo, MD - Primary care, Scripps Rancho Bernardo, CA
  • Zach Permutt, MD - Consulting
  • Yu Xie, MD - Cardiology fellowship, Cedars-Sinai

Program Honors

U.S. News Again Ranks UC San Diego Among Nation’s Best Graduate Schools:

More program news >  

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.

More about our graduates'
career pathways >