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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 as a clinical or research fellow
  • Curriculum of inpatient and outpatient rotations providing broad exposure to general internal medicine as well as internal medicine subspecialties
  • Optional 2-month research elective
  • See a sample schedule for our categorical residents
  • Apply now (NRMP Code: ​1049140C0)


Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP)

Program Director: Renate Pilz, MD
Program Administrator: Anne Bamrick-Rosenblatt

  • Combined internal medicine, integrated research, and optional subspecialty fellowship training experience
  • Pathway is best suited to graduates with an established interest in basic science research
  • Two-year categorical internal medicine residency experience
  • Optional Subspecialty track that provides training in an internal medicine subspecialty fellowship at UC San Diego
  • Research experience: 2-3 years of mentored research experience
  • Eligibility for certification in internal medicine during PGY-4 year
  • Eligibility for certification in subspecialty in PGY-6 or PGY-7 year, depending on subspecialty
  • Learn more about our PSTP Program 


Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Track

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

  • Designed to provide comprehensive training in both internal medicine and pediatrics
  • Four-year residency program with 24 months each of internal medicine and pediatrics rotations
  • 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 Combined Medicine/Pediatrics training program