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Training Tracks

Categorical Medicine Track

Program Director: Simerjot Jassal, MD
Program Administrator: Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt

  • Three-year “traditional” training track leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Prepares residents for careers in academic and private-practice general internal medicine as well as for subspecialization
  • Curriculum of inpatient and outpatient rotations providing broad exposure to general internal medicine as well as subspecialties
  • Optional 2-month research elective for scholarly activities
  • See a sample schedule for our categorical residents
  • Apply now (NRMP Code: ​1049140C0)

Physician-Scientist Training Pathway

Program Director: Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD
Program Administrator: Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt

  • Combined internal medicine, integrated research, and optional subspecialty fellowship training experience
  • This training pathway is best suited to graduates with an established interest in basic science research
  • Three-year categorical internal medicine residency experience
  • Research experience: 2-3 years of mentored research experience
  • Optional subspecialty track that provides training in an internal medicine subspecialty fellowship at UC San Diego
  • Eligibility for certification in internal medicine during PGY-4 year
  • Eligibility for certification in medicine subspecialty during PGY-6 or PGY-7 year, depending on the subspecialty selected
  • Learn more about our PSTP program
  • Apply now (NRMP Code: 1049140C1)

Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Track

Program Director: Lori Wan, MD
Program Administrator: Heejin Kim

  • Four-year residency training program with 24 months each of internal medicine and pediatric rotations
  • Designed to provide comprehensive training in both internal medicine and pediatrics for residents
  • Four clinical training sites: UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, VA San Diego Healthcare System, and Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego
  • Learn more about our Medicine/Pediatrics training program
  • Apply now (NRMP Code: 1049700C0)

Primary Care Track

Program Director: Stacy Charat, MD
Program Administrator: Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt

  • Three-year primary care training track with additional exposure to ambulatory general internal medicine clinics, didactics, and skills, leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
  • Prepares residents for a wide variety of careers in ambulatory general internal medicine and primary care subspecialty areas
  • Three annual primary care blocks providing exposure to a wide-range of primary care environments, high-yield subspecialty clinic sessions, primary care skills trainings, personalized to individual resident career goals.
  • Weekly didactic curriculum during primary care blocks focusing on clinical and non-clinical topics as well as a dedicated social justice curriculum including hands-on experience with community agencies
  • See a sample block schedule for our primary care residents
  • Apply now (NRMP Code: 1049140M0)