UC San Diego internal medicine residents at American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting in 2016.Residents Tricia Sharma and Michele Pham at ACP 2015 Poster Competition.Rising R2s in June 2015 before the beginning of their R3 year.Residents Stephanie Guerreri and Aaron Kofman at ACP Poster competition 2015.Rising R2s at their year-end celebration in June 2015. Residents in joint injection session of Friday School.Residents in Friday School, where the topic was joint injection.

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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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Dr. Elaine Muchmore Receives Association of Specialty Professors Award

Dr. Elaine MuchmoreThe Association of Specialty Professors has honored Dr. Elaine Muchmore with its 2017 ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Distinguished Professor Award for her extraordinary service.

Dr. Muchmore is Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine and Chief of Staff for Education at VA San Diego Healthcare System. She serves on the Residency Review Committee and is a former director of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Sanjeev Tyagi Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

D. Sanjeev TyagiAt the UC San Diego School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony on June 5, the fourth-year medical students recognized Dr. Sanjeev Tyagi, now an R3, with a Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award for his superlative teaching.

Dr. Judd Landsberg Wins Graduating Resident Teaching Award

Judd Landsberg, MD, Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, is this year's winner of the Graduating Internal Medicine Residents Teaching Award.

Dr. Landsberg is Associate Program Director for the PCCM Fellowship Program and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unity at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Watch Dr. Landsberg in the video he created for the American Thoracic Society.


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Dr. Paul Meirick Dr. Paul Meirick
Class of 2017

Hometown: Protivin, Iowa
MD: University of Iowa

About Me: I spend most of my free time either biking along the Pacific Coast Highway or trying to find the city's best fish taco. I also enjoy running, golf, playing the guitar, and going to outdoor concerts.

Why I Chose UC San Diego: UCSD has a great diversity of training environments, and by training in these different systems, I know I'll be ready for whatever professional opportunities lie ahead.

Favorite Place in San Diego: Sunset Cliffs

Best Part of Living in San Diego: If you have to work six days a week, on that seventh day you have the option to hike in the mountains, bike on the Pacific Coast Highway, run on the boardwalk, surf at the beach, or even make a quick trip to Mexico.

Career Plans: Sports Medicine.

Dr. Ali Farkhondehpour Receives Lee Rickman Humanism Award

This year's recipient of the Lee Rickman Humanism in Medicine Award is Dr. Ali Farkhondehpour, now one of our chief medical residents in 2016-2017.

The award is given each year to the resident who most embodies the energy and devotion of Lee Rickman, MD, a UC San Diego residency program graduate and Department of Medicine faculty member who practiced infectious disease medicine with singular passion until his death in 2003.

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

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Recent resident wellness events include cooking and paint throwing.

Recent resident wellness events include paint throwing.

Another resident wellness event: cooking.

Another resident wellness event: cooking.