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Career Pathways

Career Planning  |  Graduates' Career Paths  |  Fellowship Opportunities  |  Primary Care Opportunities


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, including many who 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 five years are summarized below.

 

FELLOWSHIP

LOCATION

Allergy

Kaiser Los Angeles
Mount Sinai
National Jewish Health - Denver
Scripps Green
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
University of Southern California
Vanderbilt University

Cardiology

Baylor (Houston)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kaiser Los Angeles
Kaiser San Francisco
Harbor UCLA
Houston Methodist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Montefiore New York
Oregon Health &Science University
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles 
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Colorado
University of Southern California 

Geriatrics

UC San Diego

Endocrinology

Stanford University
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Washington
UT Southwestern

Gastroenterology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
University of Colorado Denver
UC Irvine 
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco 
University of Southern California
UT Southwestern
Temple University

Hematology/Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Scripps San Diego
Tufts University
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
Vanderbilt University
Washington University

Sports Medicine

Vanderbilt University

Hospital Medicine

Cedars-Sinai
Cornell University
Sharp San Diego
Kaiser San Diego
Scripps Health San Diego
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
University of Southern California
VA San Diego

Rheumatology

UC San Francisco
UC San Diego
University of Washington

Infectious Diseases

CDC-EIS
Emory
National Institutes of Health
UC San Diego
University of Colorado

Nephrology

Stanford University
University of Washington

Palliative Care

Mount Sinai
UC San Diego
University of Utah
UT Southwestern

Primary Care
UC San Diego
UT Southwestern
VA San Diego
Bay Area
Guam
Global Medicine
UC San Francisco
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Cedars-Sinai
Stanford University
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
UC Los Angeles
University of Rochester
University of Michigan
UT Southwestern

Sleep Medicine
Stanford University
Survivorship

Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center

 

Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Medicine at UC San Diego offers ACGME-accredited fellowship training in 14 internal medicine subspecialties. Here, our fellowship students find the mentors, the abundant opportunities, and the 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/fellowship director at the following address:

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

Division Program Director Program Coordinator Mail Code
Allergy & Immunology Marc Riedl, MD
Amanda Williamson
0912
Advanced Heart Failure
Barry Greenberg, MD
Margo Relaford
7411

Cardiovascular Diseases Daniel Blanchard, MD Margo Relaford
7411
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Gregory K. Feld, MD Gini Roberts 7411
Interventional Cardiology Ehtisham Mahmud, MD Margo Relaford
7411
Endocrinology & Metabolism Trish Santos, MD
Angelica Saldana-Martinez
5103
Gastroenterology Denise Kalmaz, MD Roslyn Lara 0956
Geriatrics
 Roopali Gupta, MD
Jennifer Reichstadt 8415
Hematology-Oncology
Luda Bazhenova, MD
Eric Lin
0829
Infectious Diseases Constance Benson, MD Meredith Lococo
0711
Nephrology-Hypertension Cynthia Miracle, MD
Raeann Miller
8409
Physician-Scientist Training Pathway Renate Pilz, MD

0726
Pulmonary & Critical Care Daniel Crouch, MD
Judy Davis
7381

Rheumatology Arnold Ceponis, MD Amanda Williamson
0912

Primary Care Opportunities

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

Specialty

LOCATION

Primary Care

UCSD La Jolla Internal Medicine Group
UCSD Health System Sorrento Valley
Kaiser Permanente
VA San Diego Healthcare
Scripps Healthcare
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Private practice primary care

Hospital Medicine
UC San Diego Health