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Message from the Program Director


Dr. Robert ProtellWelcome!  My name is Robert Protell MD, and I am the Program Director of the Dignity Health St Joseph’s Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Above all else, our goal is to provide our residents the highest quality training. Our mission is to train Internal Medicine specialists who will compassionately and competently provide quality care for the vibrant and culturally diverse community of San Joaquin County. In addition to the highest quality clinical education, residents will engage in research and scholarly work that builds on the medical knowledge vital for evidence-based clinical practices with a specific focus on improving healthcare. Serving a challenging and medically complex population, we strive to prepare physicians to both deliver exceptional care and to recognize the humanity and essential dignity of each and every person—that is what we mean by humankindness.

I invite you to visit our program and see for yourself the opportunities that are available in both the medical field and in the region itself. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to your visit in the near future.

We invite you to visit us and see for yourself the fantastic opportunities that await in both the medical field and in the region itself. Centrally located, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and is part of the fastest growing county in California. Our dynamic economy and low cost of living offer a sustainable community that feeds into our diverse population. Our Mediterranean climate complimented with the delta breeze will draw you to enjoy all our local flavor has to offer. Stockton is a cultural hub with multiple leisure options locally or within driving distance. Additionally, this region, once known as the “bread basket” of the United States, has become a haven for those who savor the freshest of food and wine. You can truly have a different adventure every weekend. Thank you for your interest. We hope to meet you in the near future.