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Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program

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. 

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Announcing UCSD IM Chief Residents 2020-21!

Please join us in congratulating the next generation of chief residents who will be leading our program during the 2020-2021 Academic year! They have generously agreed to dedicate another year of their life to helping our program. They are:

  • Justin Chen
  • Alex Cypro (VA Chief Resident in Quality & Safety)
  • DJ Gaines (VA Chief Resident in Quality & Safety)
  • Nick Leverone
  • Danielle Munce
  • Samantha Spilman
  • Luke Webster
We are so grateful to them! 

Congratulations Dr. Luis Castellanos!

Congratulations to Dr. Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH (UCSD IM residency alum, class of 2006) who has been appointed as Director of the Program in Medical Education-Health Equity (PRIME-HEq) Program here in the UCSD School of Medicine.

The PRIME-HEq program is one of six UC system-wide health science PRIME programs, and is a 5-year dual degree program here in the School of Medicine that affords our medical students integrated access to masters degrees. The program's mission is to develop physician leaders to care for and advocate on behalf of communities at risk for health disparities, and it has an emphasis on multicultural, multidisciplinary approaches to patient care, research, and health care advocacy.

Dr. Castellanos currently holds appointment as the Director of Diversity in Medicine and Faculty Outreach for the UCSD Department of Medicine and their commitment to promoting the recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse medical professionals, including internal medicine residents and faculty, from underrepresented in medicine minority (URiM) groups. His new position will allow for even greater vertical alignment along the continuum of  undergraduate and graduate medical education to advance our missions of promoting diversity and health equity!

Resident Spotlight

Dr. Alisha Kabadi

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
About me: I went to undergrad at USC and spent a year at the NIH assisting with vaccine research clinical trials before starting medical school at Temple University. I love traveling, both internationally and locally! My next trip goal is to go to Greece or Japan. In my free time, I like to workout at the gym, run in Balboa Park, hike and go to the beach with friends.
Why I chose UCSD: I absolutely loved my interview day at UCSD. The program administration was enthusiastic and friendly and made me feel incredibly welcomed during my interview day. It was very appealing to me that the residents got along with each other and all had a great sense of humor. UCSD offers residents the opportunity to explore various career paths and get involved in scholarly activity (medical education, research, etc) early on, which I thought was very unique to this program. 

Favorite place in San Diego - Windansea Beach
Favorite UCSD memory: exploring San Diego brunch spots and beach towns with my co-interns

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Congratulations to the new Pathway Residents!

It is our pleasure to announce the acceptance of the following residents into the following pathways:

Natalie Prussak
Kimberly Kreitinger
David Malinak
Reema Patel

Mark Rolfsen
Ali Asghar
DJ Gaines
Diego Vargas
Jordan Martinez

RACE Track (Resident As Clinician Educator):
Averie Tigges
Alex Cours
Lizzy Hastie
Ashley Scanlon
Hemali Batra-Sharma
Omar Aldaas
Masha Barsky
Nick Leverone
Eric Low
Kusuma Pokala
Maggie Kozman

Integrative Medicine:
Alex Cours
Ian Drobish
Dominic Picetti
Reema Patel

Please join us in congratulating them! 

Prelim perspectives


Why two interventional radiology residents chose UCSD Internal Medicine for their prelim year

"The internal medicine program at UCSD fosters a culture of support among residents and leadership to facilitate intern year felt less like a waypoint but rather an essential step to becoming an interventional radiologist."
- John Do, IR Class of 2024


"I enjoyed that the IM program here treated me as an equal compared to their categorical residents. We had the same responsibilities and rotations, same access to procedures, elective opportunities, etc.  The variety of patients, both medical and surgical, that the IM service takes care of at UCSD prepares you to excel "
- Zach Berman, IR Class of 2020

Program Director's Message

Simerjot K. Jassal, MD

Dr. Simerjot Jassal Welcome! We are so excited that you are considering joining our UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program family.

Our program offers broad-based training in general internal medicine and all its specialties, with the opportunity to care for diverse racial and ethnic populations at three world-class teaching hospitals and a myriad of outpatient clinics.  |  More from Dr. Jassal

What's Happening Now in Our Program

To learn more about what is happening in our program, please visit our residency blog.

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.

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Resident Retreat 2018
 Our 2019 Resident Retreat at Belmont Park!

This Year's Fellowship Program Match Results Are In


Our residency program graduates have matched to major fellowship programs across the United States as well as here in San Diego. The December 2018 results:


  • Jessica Galant-Swafford - UCSD
  • Eric Jones - USC
  • Amie Nguyen - Kaiser LA
  • Hannah Wangberg - Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green


  • Prerana Bhatia - UCSD
  • Quan Bui - UCSD
  • Stephanie Koh - Baylor (Houston)
  • Franz Schweis - Kaiser LA


  • Preethika Ekanayake (2015 grad) UCSD
  • Alex Tyan - UCSD


  • Shannon Devlin - UCSD
  • Jean Guan - UCSD


  • Waseem Ahmad - UCSD
  • Joe Meserve - UCSD
  • Megan Reinders (2018) grad - UCI
  • Fady Youssef - UCSD


  • Shiruyeh Schokrpur (PSTP) - UCSD
  • David Xu - Fox Chace Center at Temple Univ

Infectious Disease

  • Aaron Kofman (2017 grad) - Emory
  • Sydney Ramirez (PSTP) - UCSD

Pulmonary and Critical Care

  • Laura Barnes (2018 grad) - UCSD
  • Sean DeWolf - UCSD
  • Kevin Eng - UCLA
  • Alex Pearce - UCSD
  • Anand Srikrishnan - UT Southwestern