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Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program

The mission of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program is to provide a superior academic environment with diverse clinical and research opportunities so that each resident receives the training necessary to achieve his or her career aspirations. 

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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 degrees such as a Masters in Public Health, Masters in Healthcare Leadership, Masters in Clinical Research, and Masters in Business Administration. 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!

UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program Diversity Efforts Featured in American Heart Association News

Dr. Luis Castellanos (see above) has been featured in an article written by the American Heart Association highlighting our efforts to recruit diverse physicians into the program.  You can read the article here

Resident Spotlight


Dr. Tosha Songolo

Hometown: Madison, WI

About me: I went to undergrad at UW-Madison, med school at University of Illinois-Chicago. I love languages (I speak French fluently, Spanish pretty well and some Swahili), cooking (all types of cuisine), running, African dance and I'm obsessed with Costco. As a child, I had a a strange obsession with Hulk Hogan (we all went through that phase, right?) 

Why I chose UCSD: I had a really good feeling after my interview here and fell in love with San Diego. I was born in Irvine and then my family moved to Wisconsin, but we always wanted to come back to Cali, so here I am! I also am interested in global health and wanted to continue to pursue my interests at an institution with global health/policy opportunities for residents.

Favorite place: Balboa Park. Every time I go, I discover a new path, museum, animal at the zoo or picnic spot.

Favorite UCSD memory: Bonding with my co-interns after Friday School

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Dr. EB Sladek: Associate Program Director
Dr. EB Sladek

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Emily (EB) Sladek has been appointed as our newest Associate Program Director for the UCSD Internal Medicine Residency Program.  

Dr. Sladek completed her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Neuroscience at Princeton University.  Following completion of her undergraduate degree, she was selected for the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study the phylogeny of starfish in the island nation of Mauritius.  Dr. Sladek completed her MD degree at the University of California, San
Francisco.  During medical school, she was also recognized as a Pathways to Careers in Clinical and Translational Research Scholar, which allowed her to spend a year studying the epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Uganda. We were fortunate to recruit Dr. Sladek to UCSD for her residency training in internal medicine and she excelled here as a resident, chief resident as a geriatrics fellow. 


Following her fellowship training, she joined Scripps Clinic.  She served as a geriatrician and in multiple leadership roles including Gerontology Division Head at Scripps Clinic and Medical, Director of Scripps Preferred Skilled Nursing Facility Network, and Head of Internal Medicine Residency Geriatric Education. She will bring these many varied talents and skills to UCSD.

Dr. Sladek is well known as an outstanding clinician and educator.  We were fortunate to recruit her back to UCSD where she is now a member of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCSD, Chief of the VA Section of Geriatrics, and Director of the Community Living Center at VASDHS.  Her clinical activities include ward attending as a hospitalist and coverage of the Community Living Center. In addition to serving as the Associate Program Director for the UCSD IM Residency Program, Dr. Sladek will also be involved in Geriatric Fellowship training.

Please congratulate Dr. Sladek in her new roles!


Announcing UCSD IM Chief Residents 2019-20!

Please join us in congratulating the next generation of chief residents who will be leading our program during the 2018-19 Academic year! They have generously agreed to dedicate another year of their life to helping our program. They are:

  • Kimberly Chau
  • Sean Kenmore
  • Gary Ma
  • Janet Ma
  • Robert Thomas
  • Grant Senyei (VA Chief Resident in Quality & Safety)
We are so grateful to them! 

Congratulations to the new Pathway Residents!

It is our pleasure to announce the acceptance of the following residents into the following pathways:

Natalie Prussak
Kimberly Kreitinger
David Malinak
Reema Patel

Mark Rolfsen
Ali Asghar
DJ Gaines
Diego Vargas
Jordan Martinez

RACE Track (Resident As Clinician Educator):
Averie Tigges
Alex Cours
Lizzy Hastie
Ashley Scanlon
Hemali Batra-Sharma
Omar Aldaas
Masha Barsky
Nick Leverone
Eric Low
Kusuma Pokala
Maggie Kozman

Integrative Medicine:
Alex Cours
Ian Drobish
Dominic Picetti
Reema Patel

Please join us in congratulating them! 

Program Director's Message

Simerjot K. Jassal, MD

Dr. Simerjot Jassal Welcome! We are so excited that you are considering joining our UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program family.

Our program offers broad-based training in general internal medicine and all its specialties, with the opportunity to care for diverse racial and ethnic populations at three world-class teaching hospitals and a myriad of outpatient clinics.  |  More from Dr. Jassal

What's Happening Now in Our Program

To learn more about what is happening in our program, please visit our residents' website.

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The Internal Medicine Residency Program trains world-class physicians who excel in patient care, research and service. Your donation to support the program will be used for educational tools, conference fees, food and other morale-boosting items.

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Resident Retreat 2018

Our 2019 Resident Retreat at Belmont Park!

This Year's Fellowship Program Match Results Are In


Our residency program graduates have matched to major fellowship programs across the United States as well as here in San Diego. The December 2018 results:


  • Jessica Galant-Swafford - UCSD
  • Eric Jones - USC
  • Amie Nguyen - Kaiser LA
  • Hannah Wangberg - Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green


  • Prerana Bhatia - UCSD
  • Quan Bui - UCSD
  • Stephanie Koh - Baylor (Houston)
  • Franz Schweis - Kaiser LA


  • Preethika Ekanayake (2015 grad) UCSD
  • Alex Tyan - UCSD


  • Shannon Devlin - UCSD
  • Jean Guan - UCSD


  • Waseem Ahmad - UCSD
  • Joe Meserve - UCSD
  • Megan Reinders (2018) grad - UCI
  • Fady Youssef - UCSD


  • Shiruyeh Schokrpur (PSTP) - UCSD
  • David Xu - Fox Chace Center at Temple Univ

Infectious Disease

  • Aaron Kofman (2017 grad) - Emory
  • Sydney Ramirez (PSTP) - UCSD

Pulmonary and Critical Care

  • Laura Barnes (2018 grad) - UCSD
  • Sean DeWolf - UCSD
  • Kevin Eng - UCLA
  • Alex Pearce - UCSD
  • Anand Srikrishnan - UT Southwestern