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!
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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