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Career Pathways

Career Planning

The faculty of the UC San Diego Department of Medicine is comprised of talented clinicians, nationally recognized scientists, and skillful teachers who are easily accessible to residents seeking guidance in career planning. We take great pride in our graduating residents and are strongly committed to launching them into highly successful internal medicine careers. We offer annual career planning seminars to equip residents with the tools they need to obtain the jobs or fellowships they seek.

Graduates' Career Paths

Graduates of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Training Program are highly trained internists with skills and capabilities well suited to a variety of career paths, ranging from fellowships to primary care medicine, hospital medicine or global health. Approximately 65% of the graduating housestaff seek subspecialty training. The majority of our residents obtain their top choices for fellowship training at prestigious programs around the country, and many choose to stay at UC San Diego.

Many of our graduates choose to remain in Southern California and have matched very well despite the competitiveness of academic fellowship programs in this area. For those graduates wishing to remain in general internal medicine practice, the growing San Diego community offers many excellent practice opportunities. The career paths of our graduates over the past few years are summarized below. 

Fellowship Location

Allergy & Immunology

Kaiser Los Angeles
Mount Sinai (New York)
National Jewish (Denver)
Scripps Health
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
University of Southern California
Vanderbilt
Cardiology Baylor College of Medicine
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Cedars-Sinai
Harbor-UC Los Angeles
Houston Methodist
Kaiser Los Angeles
Kaiser San Francisco
Massachusetts General Hospital
Montefiore (New York)
Oregon Health Sciences University
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Colorado
University of Utah

Endocrinology

Stanford
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Washington
UT Southwestern

Gastroenterology

Baylor College of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess
Mayo Clinic (Arizona)
Temple
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Colorado
University of Southern California
UT Southwestern
Geriatrics
Stanford
UC San Diego
Global Health
UC San Francisco

Hematology/Oncology

MD Anderson
Scripps Health
Temple
Tufts
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
University of Washington
Vanderbilt
Washington University
Hospital Medicine
Cedars-Sinai
Cornell
Harbor-UC Los Angeles
Kaiser San Diego
Oregon Health Sciences University
Scripps San Diego
Sharp San Diego
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Southern California
VA Palo Alto
VA San Diego

Infectious Diseases

CDC (Epidemic Intelligence Service)
National Institutes of Health
Stanford
UC San Diego
University of Colorado

Nephrology

Oregon Health Sciences University
Stanford
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Washington

Palliative Care

Mount Sinai (New York)
UC San Diego / Scripps
University of Utah
UT Southwestern
Primary Care
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Guam
Kaiser San Diego
San Francisco Bay Area
Scripps San Diego
Sharp San Diego
UC San Diego
UT Southwestern
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Cedars-Sinai
Stanford
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Michigan
UT Southwestern

Rheumatology

UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Washington
Sleep Medicine
Stanford
Sports MedicineVanderbilt
Survivorship
Memorial Sloan Kettering

Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Medicine at UC San Diego offers ACGME-accredited fellowship training in 14 internal medicine subspecialties. Here, our fellows find the mentors, abundant opportunities, and collegial relationships that establish the foundation for distinguished careers in internal medicine.

For information regarding fellowship opportunities, please address your inquiries to the appropriate division head or fellowship director at the following address:

(Division Contact Name)
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-(Mail Code)

Division Program Director Program Coordinator Mail Code
Allergy & Immunology
Marc Riedl, MD
Amanda Williamson0656
Advanced Heart Failure Eric Adler, MD
Margo Relaford7411
Cardiovascular Medicine Daniel Blanchard, MD
Margo Relaford
7411
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Gregory K. Feld, MD
Gini Roberts
7411
Interventional Cardiology Ehtisham Mahmud, MD
Margo Relaford7411
Endocrinology & Metabolism Trica Santos Cavaiola, MD
Amanda Williamson0618
Gastroenterology Denise Kalmaz, MD
Roslyn Lara0956
Transplant Hepatology Denise Kalmaz, MD
Roslyn Lara0956
Geriatric Medicine Roopali Gupta, MD
Jennifer Reichstadt8415
Hematology & Oncology Luda Bazhenova, MD
Eric Lin0829
Infectious Diseases Constance Benson, MD
Meredith Lococo0711
Nephrology & Hypertension Cynthia Miracle, MD
Raeann Miller
8409
Physician-Scientist Training Pathway
Renate Pilz, MD
Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt
​8425
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Dan Crouch, MD
Judy Davis
7381
Rheumatology Arnold Ceponis, MD
Amanda Williamson0656

Primary Care Opportunities

Primary Care experiences are available to residents at several locations throughout San Diego: UC San Diego Internal Medicine Group, VA San Diego Health Care, Scripps HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Family Health Centers of San Diego, and private-practice primary care settings.

The program also offers the Primary Care Pathway, where residents spend three, 2-week rotations on this block annually. Each block consists of a mix of continuity clinics, subspecialty clinics, a primary care academic half-day, and unique clinical and educational opportunities.