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Training Tracks

Applicants can apply for any of these 3 training tracks:

Categorical Medicine Track

Program Director: Simerjot Jassal, MD
Program Administrator: Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt

Program Overview:

  • 3-year "traditional" training track leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Prepares residents for careers in academic and private-practice general internal medicine as well as for subspecialization
  • Curriculum of inpatient and outpatient rotations providing broad exposure to general internal medicine as well as subspecialties
  • Optional 2-month research elective for scholarly activities
  • Sample schedule for our categorical residents
  • NRMP Code: 1049140C0

Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP)

Program Director: Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD
Program Administrator: Colleen Reich

Program Overview:

  • Combined internal medicine, integrated research, and optional subspecialty fellowship training experience
  • This training pathway is best suited to graduates with an established interest in basic science research
  • 3-year categorical internal medicine residency experience with protected research time in R3 year
  • Research experience: 2–3 years of mentored research experience
  • Guaranteed acceptance to subspecialty track that provides training in an internal medicine subspecialty fellowship at UC San Diego
  • Eligibility for certification in internal medicine and subspecialty track with their matriculant class
  • Ability to do mentored research program not only at UC San Diego, but also all affiliated research institutes (e.g. The Salk Institute, La Jolla Institute of Immunology, The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys)
  • Access to independent research funds
  • Training in leadership, communication, grant writing, and developing an independent research program
  • Opportunity and support to transition into open faculty positions
  • NRMP Code: 1049140C1

More about the PSTP program

Primary Care Track

Program Director: Stacy Charat, MD
Program Administrator: Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt

Program Overview:

  • 3-year primary care training track with additional exposure to ambulatory general internal medicine clinics, didactics, and skills, leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
  • Prepares residents for a wide variety of careers in ambulatory general internal medicine and primary care subspecialty areas
  • Three annual primary care blocks providing exposure to a wide-range of primary care environments, high-yield subspecialty clinic sessions, primary care skills trainings, personalized to individual resident career goals.
  • Weekly didactic curriculum during primary care blocks focusing on clinical and non-clinical topics as well as a dedicated social justice curriculum including hands-on experience with community agencies
  • Sample block schedule for our primary care residents
  • NRMP Code: 1049140M0

Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

Program Director: Lori Wan, MD
Program Administrator: Heejin Kim

Program Overview: The Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency is a 4-year residency training program with 24 months each of internal medicine and pediatric rotations, designed to provide comprehensive training in both internal medicine and pediatrics for residents. There are 4 clinical training sites: UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, VA San Diego Healthcare System, and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (NRMP Code: 1049700C0)

More about the Med-Peds Residency

How to Apply

Applicants can submit a formal application for any of the 4 tracks — Categorical, Med/Peds, PSTP, and Primary Care — via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Learn How to Apply