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Internal Medicine Residency Program


Post-doctoral training has been part of St. Mary’s tradition since 1904. To this day we provide compassionate care to the Bay Area community, including the urban underserved. The Internal Medicine residency is a highly collegial program that strives to combine the best educational aspect of both community hospital and major academic medical center settings. Maintaining a collaborative and supportive teaching environment that fosters learning and equips our residents with the skills necessary to become expert internists is, and remains, our primary goal.

Program Highlights


  • Full ACGME accreditation

  • A multi-ethnic socio-economically diverse patient population

  • An academic environment in a community setting enhanced by our affiliation with UCSF, Stanford University and Creighton University

  • Training in an X+Y schedule that allows for immersion into the ambulatory portion of your training throughout the year.

  • A flexible curriculum and diverse training sites in community, university and county hospital settings.

  • Individualized training that facilitates optimal career planning and competitive primary care, hospitalist and fellowship placement.

  • A mentorship program with faculty who is available to personally assist with professional advice and support.

  • Strong support for scholarly activity, research and participation in hospital-wide quality measure improvement projects and opportunities to present at regional and national meetings.

  • A series of four quality project seminars to facilitate planning and implementation of quality improvement projects

  • Opportunities to participate in hospital committees and acquire the skills for future leadership roles

  • Access to the UCSF and Creighton University library

  • Inpatient ward teaching service staffed 24/7 by dedicated in-house UCSF-hospitalist faculty and dedicated critical care faculty

  • Educational leave 

  • Outstanding sub-specialty and general internal medicine faculty who work one-on-one with house staff during elective and required specialty rotations

  • In-house ACP board prep course for internal medicine board examination

  • Social activities and services that promote well being

  • A resident run wellbeing committee 

  • A global health curriculum sponsored by Dignity Health