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Graduate Career Paths

Since the inception of the Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Program at UC San Diego in 1994, we have enjoyed seeing the success of our graduates in a variety of fields. We also boast a first-time 96% board pass rate on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) exam and a 98% pass rate on the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) exam over the past 12 years. This exceeds the national ABIM board pass rate of 91% and the national ABP pass rate of 91%.

Like most graduates trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics, you will have a wide range of opportunities available to you once you have completed training at UC San Diego.

Many of our graduates go on to primary care practices doing both medicine and pediatrics in both outpatient and hospitalist settings. A large number choose practices in underserved areas. We also have many graduates who have applied to fellowship and have matched all into competitive programs, as well as many graduates pursuing combined hospital medicine. Still, other graduates have gone on to work for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, the Indian Health Services, pursued global health careers, or have continued in academic medicine. 

Career Paths - Summary

Our alumni have taken a variety of different career paths. Below is a summary of the types of career paths our graduates have chosen since completing their training at UC San Diego:

  • 45% practice in the primary care setting, involving internal medicine and pediatrics
  • 18% hold hospital-based positions
  • 5% pursue careers at the Centers for Disease Control or a career in international health
  • 31% pursue subspecialty/fellowship training in a wide range of fellowships (see below for details) at competitive programs

Please see the list below to learn more about what our graduates do upon completing residency. The list includes the graduates from the UC San Diego Combined Med/Peds Program since the beginning of our program in 1994!

Click on the year of graduation to see a list of individual profiles for that graduating class. If you wish to contact any particular alumnus, please e-mail our program coordinator, Heejin Kim, at heejinkim@ucsd.edu and we will provide you with their contact information, if available.

Graduates' Career Paths by Year

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