The UC San Diego Combined Internal Medicine/Anesthesiology Residency has already graduated the first resident nationally from this unique program. This is a very exciting program and our residents have benefited greatly from the training in both disciplines. This year, however, we will not be recruiting for a PGY1 combined position while we ramp up in other areas and finalize our staffing model for the opening of the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla in the next academic year.
For those applying in future years, here is some additional information about our Combined Medicine/Anesthesiology Residency Program: The goal of this residency program is to ensure comprehensive training in both internal medicine and anesthesiology. It is one of the few such programs in the country. Graduates are equipped with unique skills and knowledge and may pursue subspecialty training in either specialty.
This combined training program includes a total of 60 months of rotations, divided between internal medicine and anesthesiology. Per Board regulations, residents spend the first year in internal medicine rotations, the second year in anesthesia, and equally split between specialties during years three, four and five.