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Emergency Medicine Residency Program

We at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, California are thrilled to announce the start of a new era in Medical Education at our facility.

Message from the Program Director

Dr. Brian WoodThank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California. Our medical center began training residents in 2018 with the start of our Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs. Now, in the summer of 2023 I am excited to take the helm of the EM Residency Program and hope to continue its tradition of training exceptionally skilled, compassionate, and well-rounded physicians.  Learn More

Join an Exciting and Innovative EM Program in California’s Northern Central Valley!

3-Year Program dedicated to teaching excellence in clinical care

  • High acuity, high volume site preparing residents to work in any ED in the country
  • As of August 2021, our residents have performed nearly 4000 adult and pediatric resuscitations, over 2000 intubations, 1,800 central lines, and over 4000 point of care ultrasounds since residency inception in July 2018.

World Class Education Resources

  • 6 Ultrasound machines, including 4 dedicated to resident education
  • New state of the art simulation and medical education lab opened June of 2019
  • Diverse faculty with specialized training in Toxicology, EMS, Wilderness, Simulation, Ultrasound, Education, Community Outreach, Medico-Legal, and ED Operations

One of the Busiest ED in Northern California

  • Nearly 100,000 visits per year (17% pediatrics)
  • High Acuity with an over 18-19% overall admission rate with 20% of those admitted going to the ICU
  • 16-18% pediatric visits per year
  • Highest sepsis cases in the Common Spirit Health System
  • Cared for more patients during COVID peaks than all other hospitals in the San Joaquin Valley

Commitment to Underserved Communities

  • Not-for-profit tertiary care hospital system in the heart of Stockton, California
  • The most racially diverse large city in America and one of the most progressive cities in America
  • Parent organization dedicated to community outreach
  • One of the CA BRIDGE program sites combating the opioid epidemic

Prime Northern California Location

  • Historic gold rush port city on the banks of the mighty San Joaquin River
  • 60 minute drive to the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 90 minute drive to the Sierra Nevada Mountains

For More Information Please Contact:

Sai Choeurn
Emergency Medicine Residency Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education
[email protected]


Emergency Medicine Residency Program


Message from the Program Director


Residency Information