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Anesthesiology Residency Program


The mission of our program is to train anesthesiology residents who will develop into respected consultants that provide safe, high quality anesthetic care to the indigent and medically under-served communities.


Our program aims to provide the following:

  1. Deliver Quality Healthcare to the Underserved. Our program, by nature of its geography, is committed to delivering healthcare to the indigent and underserved. Throughout their entire training experience residents will obtain hands-on experience in delivering care to the underserved as they serve a population that is predominantly uninsured and reliant on Medicaid.

  2. Provide an individualized Educational Experience. Residents are asked to select a mentor upon initial entry into the program. These faculty mentors provide longitudinal guidance from the start of residency all the way through graduation. That guidance helps to inform the decisions the residents make regarding choices of electives and subspecialty training.

  3. Provide a Broad Educational Curriculum. Residents receive a broad educational experience throughout their training. This is especially notable during their clinical base year when they receive training in emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, and infectious disease. Our multi-site structure, which includes rotations at UC Davis Medical Center and Mercy San Juan, allows the residents to experience a variety of approaches to the delivery of healthcare, and to see patients from a broad variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.

  4. Support for Scholarly Activity. All residents are required to engage in scholarly activity throughout their training, and their efforts are supported by the Director of Research, Teri Kozik. Residents must complete and maintain their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), and receive substantial support and guidance in the scholarly activity endeavors.  

  5. An Emphasis on Resident Well-Being. Wellness is an essential component to residency training, and serves our mission by developing a well-balanced anesthesiologist. While training is vigorous, our schedules are designed so as to not overwhelm and exhaust our residents. Residents also participate in wellness retreats twice yearly, which allows them to decompress and disengage briefly from the incessant demands of residency.

  6. Robust Training in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Unique among many residencies, our CA1 residents rotate through cardiothoracic anesthesiology after only 6 to 7 months of training in clinical anesthesiology. This experience allows them to rapidly advance their skills as an anesthesiologist on a cardiothoracic service that is among the busiest in California.


For More Information

Please Contact:

Bryan Diaz
Anesthesiology Residency Program Coordinator
Anesthesiology Residency Program 
St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton
1800 North California Street
Stockton, CA  95204
[email protected]