Welcome to UC San Diego's Internal Medicine Residency Program

UC San Diego internal medicine 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 nearly 100 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.



Program Honors

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


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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Support Our Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program trains world-class physicians who excel in patient care, research and service. Your donation to support the program will be used for educational tools, conference fees, food and other morale-boosting items. We appreciate your support!


Dr. Brittany Yee Publishes Case Report Presented at Grand Rounds Last Year


Dr. Brittany YeeBrittany Yee, MD, intern in the categorical track of the Internal Medicine Residency Program this year, is first author of a case report published online July 20 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


Senior author Joseph M. Vinetz, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, presented the case at Medicine Grand Rounds last year.


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Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome Presenting as Severe, Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Leading to a Diagnosis of Cushing Disease


Drs. Darrin Wong and Noel Lee Win 2015 Kaushansky Award for Resident Resarch


Dr. Darrin WongSenior resident Darrin Wong, MD, and program graduate Noel Lee, MD, are the 2015 winners of the Kaushansky Award for Resident Research.


Both presented their research at Medicine Grand Rounds in June. Awards were presented at Medicine Grand Rounds on June 17.Dr. Noel Lee


Drs. Wong and Lee each received a generous $200 prize from Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Dillmann. Dr. Dillmann is Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.


All six residents who were selected to present their research at Medicine Grand Rounds this year received $50 prizes from the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Alumni Fund.


Drs. Michele Pham, Satya (Nanu) Das, and Noel Lee Present Their Research at Medicine Grand Rounds on June 10


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Drs. Julie Chen and Darrin Wong at Medicine Grand Rounds.


Drs. Julie Chen and Darrin Wong Present Their Research at Medicine Grand Rounds on June 3




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