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Career Planning

Career Planning Seminars

The faculty of the UC San Diego Department of Medicine is comprised of talented clinicians, nationally recognized scientists, and skillful teachers who are easily accessible to residents seeking guidance in career planning. We take great pride in our graduating residents and are strongly committed to launching them into highly successful internal medicine careers. We offer annual career planning seminars to equip residents with the tools they need to obtain the jobs or fellowships they seek.

Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Medicine at UC San Diego offers ACGME-accredited fellowship training in 14 internal medicine subspecialties. Here, our fellows find the mentors, abundant opportunities, and collegial relationships that establish the foundation for distinguished careers in internal medicine.

For information regarding fellowship opportunities, address your inquiries to the appropriate division head or fellowship director at the following address:

(Division Contact Name)
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-(Mail Code)

Division Program Director Program Coordinator Mail Code
Allergy & Immunology Marc Riedl, MD Amanda Williamson 0656
Advanced Heart Failure Eric Adler, MD Margo Relaford 7411
Cardiovascular Medicine Daniel Blanchard, MD Margo Relaford 7411
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Gregory K. Feld, MD Gini Roberts 7411
Interventional Cardiology Ehtisham Mahmud, MD Margo Relaford 7411
Endocrinology & Metabolism Trica Santos Cavaiola, MD Amanda Williamson 0618
Gastroenterology Denise Kalmaz, MD Roslyn Lara 0956
Transplant Hepatology Denise Kalmaz, MD Roslyn Lara 0956
Geriatric Medicine Roopali Gupta, MD Jennifer Reichstadt 8415
Hematology & Oncology Luda Bazhenova, MD Eric Lin 0829
Infectious Diseases Constance Benson, MD Meredith Lococo 0711
Nephrology & Hypertension Cynthia Miracle, MD Raeann Miller 8409
Physician-Scientist Training Pathway Renate Pilz, MD Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt 8425
Pulmonary & Critical Care Dan Crouch, MD Judy Davis 7381
Rheumatology Arnold Ceponis, MD Amanda Williamson 0656

Primary Care Opportunities

Primary Care experiences are available to residents at several locations throughout San Diego: UC San Diego Internal Medicine Group, VA San Diego Health Care, Scripps Health Care, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Family Health Centers of San Diego, and private-practice primary care settings.

The program also offers the Primary Care Pathway, where residents spend three, 2-week rotations on this block annually. Each block consists of a mix of continuity clinics, subspecialty clinics, a primary care academic half-day, and unique clinical and educational opportunities.

Graduates' Career Paths

Graduates of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Training Program are highly trained internists with skills and capabilities well suited to a variety of career paths, ranging from fellowships to primary care medicine, hospital medicine or global health. Approximately 65% of the graduating housestaff seek subspecialty training. The majority of our residents obtain their top choices for fellowship training at prestigious programs around the country, and many choose to stay at UC San Diego.

Many of our graduates choose to remain in Southern California and have matched very well despite the competitiveness of academic fellowship programs in this area. For those graduates wishing to remain in general internal medicine practice, the growing San Diego community offers many excellent practice opportunities.

See a summary of graduate career paths over the last few years:

Graduates Career Paths