Training & Education

The Department of Medicine continues its intensive investment in advancing educational programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Department of Medicine faculty contribute extensively to medical student education in both the basic science and clinical clerkship years and directly supervise the training of nearly 270 house officers and fellows each year. The department reviews, revises and delivers curricula for medical students at the Keck School of Medicine and internal medicine trainees each year providing each group with a comprehensive and rich educational environment.

The department offers fellowships in a wide range of specialties. New additions to the fellowship programs include training in advanced heart failure, transplant nephrology and sleep medicine.

Training Hospitals

Huntington Memorial Hospital
Keck Hospital of USC
LAC+USC Medical Center
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Internal Medicine Clerkships

Junior and senior medical students participate in a structured case-based curriculum developed from a nationally recommended program from the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine. The are assigned to work directly with attending physicians and residents in the provision of patient care.
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Residency Program

Residents in the Department of Medicine have the opportunity to develop excellent diagnostic and management skills while learning hands-on medicine from a patient base with a 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.
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Fellowship Programs

The department offers 15 ACGME-accredited fellowship-training programs in medicine subspecialties. Each program provides its trainees with clinical and research education under the supervision of experts in the respective discipline.
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