Internal Medicine Residency
The University of Southern California Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is situated at one of the largest health sciences teaching facilities in the United States. The USC Health Sciences Campus includes the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, a number of public and private teaching hospitals, and a variety of research institutes dedicated to excellence in teaching, scientific investigation and state-of-the-art clinical care. The Department of Medicine, under the leadership of its Chairman, Edward Crandall, Ph.D., M.D., is at the forefront of the School’s activities. Ron Ben-Ari, M.D., Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, and Eric Hsieh, M.D., Program Director, coordinate the Department’s delivery of a comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum and unrivaled ambulatory and inpatient clinical experiences to its residents.
Internal medicine residents at USC are well-rounded and talented individuals with a commitment to education and patient care. They have the opportunity to develop excellent diagnostic and management skills while learning hands-on medicine from a patient base with a truly remarkable range of common and uncommon clinical problems. Our residents are critical members of our care teams and are allowed progressive autonomy in their roles as physicians in training. USC internal medicine residents are important contributors to the teaching of medical students and other house staff. At the completion of their training, USC internal medicine residents are outstanding physicians well suited for any fellowship or career in internal medicine.
The Department boasts over 200 full-time physician and Ph.D. faculty with expertise encompassing general medicine and all internal medicine subspecialties. Many of USC’s faculty are renowned scientists and clinicians, twenty-four of whom are listed in the publication “Best Doctors in America” and three of whom have been named Masters of the American College of Physicians. The wealth of clinical material at the Health Sciences Campus enables the Department of Medicine to provide truly unique training opportunities for our house officers in both ambulatory and inpatient venues.
Each house officer and faculty member is assigned to one of three Firms: Cardinal, Gold, or White. The Firm system promotes collegiality among house officers and faculty and fosters efficient and effective patient care and educational programs. Each Firm has its own faculty directors and chief resident. There are two training programs offered by the Department of Medicine:
- 3-year categorical program in Internal Medicine
- 4-year residency in combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
The Department of Medicine offers 55 positions per year to applicants seeking a three-year training experience preparing them for board eligibility in Internal Medicine and subsequent careers in hospital, general or subspecialty medicine. The wealth of clinical material at the Health Sciences Campus and the balanced and structured curriculum enables the Department of Medicine to provide truly unique training opportunities for our house officers.
COMBINED INTERNAL MEDICINE-PEDIATRICS
The Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics offer six positions per year to applicants seeking a four-year training experience preparing them for board eligibility in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Under the direction of Breck Nichols, M.D., residents in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program alternate between medicine and pediatric training experiences and each individual gains experience in both ambulatory and inpatient health care delivery. Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residents alternate between continuity clinics in both adult and pediatric medicine during their first two years and attend a weekly combined internal medicine-pediatric clinic during their final two years. For additional information on the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program, please visit the residency website at www.uscmedpeds.com