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Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the 1-year Transitional Year Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California. Dignity Health began welcoming residents to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in 2018 with the introduction of our Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs. At St. Joseph’s, we provide care to a socio-economically diverse community of approximately 300,000 people in Stockton, CA. 

As program director, it is my privilege to begin a program that trains compassionate, well-rounded physicians and to prepare each resident for the specialty she or he aspires to. To facilitate this aim, core faculty members have been selected from foundational clinical rotations including Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery. Additionally, residents have over three months of elective time to ensure the flexibility to individualize the curriculum based on categorical requirements and professional interests.

During core rotations, residents will participate in each specialty’s robust didactic curriculum developed to supplement their clinical and professional education. Additionally, the Transitional Year Program will have a separate weekly didactic session including simulation, journal club, case presentations, and lectures to focus on topics specific to our residents.  Residents will also have a robust Quality Improvement curriculum culminating in the opportunity to present projects alongside residents from other specialties at a Research and QI Symposium. 

If you are looking for an opportunity for strong clinical rotations, diversity, and an environment that supports reaching your career goals, then we at St. Joseph’s Medical Center are the family for you.

If you are interested in more information, please email our coordinator at [email protected]


D. Brian Wood - MD

D. Brian Wood, MD
Transitional Year Program Director