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About the Program

Welcome to the UC San Diego Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program!

Our mission is to train highly-skilled, compassionate physicians from diverse backgrounds with expertise in the practice of internal medicine and pediatrics, who become leaders in their chosen field and who care for all patients with cultural humility.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that affirms differences and the benefits they bring, while also highlighting similarities and shared values. We believe that our healthcare workforce should reflect the multifaceted diversity of the patients we care for in race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, physical and mental abilities, geographic origin, and economic status. We aim to fulfill this commitment through recruitment of a diverse group of residents, a structured curriculum, community service, and mentorship.

The program provides outstanding, comprehensive training in both internal medicine and pediatrics in an intellectually stimulating and supportive, educational environment. As a renowned academic center, UC San Diego provides an excellent academic atmosphere for balanced training in both Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, allowing our graduates to pursue either primary care, hospitalist positions, academic medicine, international health, or sub-specialty fellowships.

UC San Diego provides a spectrum of training facilities within San Diego and also provides opportunities for training outside San Diego and internationally. This provides for a wide variety of clinical experiences and diversity in patient demographics both socio-economically and culturally. Our curriculum is structured for flexibility, allowing more elective time in the latter part of your training for special career interests to be emphasized. You will be able to find more detailed descriptions of our training program within this website.

Get started with our welcome letter from our Program Director.

Read the Welcome Letter