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Internal Medicine Santa Clara

Why Compromise When You Can Have It All?

We are an award-winning Stanford-affiliated residency program integrating evidence-based medicine, state-of-the art technological innovations, and dedication to excellence in teaching. Our goal for our residents and medical students is to be lifelong learners.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and surrounded by tech giants like Apple, Google and Facebook, we enjoy easy access to San Francisco, San Jose, Napa Valley, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz, all within an hour drive. Our community of physicians and patients is among the most diverse in the country.

Academic Excellence

  • Our award-winning Stanford-affiliated faculty is passionate about teaching.
  • Our graduates choose a diverse range of careers joining primary care, hospital medicine and pursuing a subspecialty fellowship.
  • Our residents are enthusiastic and dedicated to academics, including teaching medical students and their fellow residents.
  • Outstanding fellowship match – graduates typically match with their top fellowship choice. Learn more about alumni.
  • We have diverse research opportunities with a dedicated research support department and comprehensive clinical databases. Residents are given dedicated time for research. Learn more about research
    here.
  • Intensive ABIM board review curriculum with 100% board passage rate.
  • Core clerkship site for Stanford, UC Davis, and Boston University Medical students.

Technology for Tomorrow

  • Stunning tertiary care facility with cardiothoracic surgery, cancer treatment center, behavioral health center, and more.
  • We are dedicated to the health and safety of our learners and ensure that appropriate personal protective equipment is available.
  • Training and utilizing the medical technology of tomorrow including simulation, ultrasound, video visits, and telehealth to name a few.
  • All residents are equipped with Kaiser Permanente laptops and are given individual Kaiser Permanente-formatted iPhones for access to medical charts, patient emails, as well as ability to direct text or phone communication with specialists.

Training Personalization

  • Our goal at Kaiser Santa Clara is to help you personalize your training to best prepare you for the career you want. In addition to our CHOICE Primary Care Track we have pathways and targeted electives within the categorical track for residents interested in inpatient, outpatient, or specialty careers. Learn more about curriculum. Learn more about CHOICE.
  • Away electives: All residents do an Infectious Diseases rotation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. We also have opportunities for away electives at associated institutions such as Stanford.
  • Historically, Kaiser Permanente residents have been engaged in Global Health. We hope to bring the curriculum back soon. With keeping our priority on the health and safety of our residents. You can learn more about our prior Global Health program here.
  • Multiple associated underserved clinics offering numerous community health opportunities. Community Medicine track for those who wish to have a second continuity clinic at an underserved clinic.
  • Robust public speaking curriculum including resident presentations at the health center on Apple’s campus, local homeless shelter, and other community centers.
  • Selected to be a certified Lifestyle Medicine residency by the ACLM. Learn more about Lifestyle Medicine here.

Wellness

  • We strive for work-life balance with a supportive family culture.
  • Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of Silicon Valley with access to outdoor activities, world-class dining, and contemporary arts and entertainment.
  • Flexible schedule with 50 weeks of electives and ambulatory care.
  • Regular social gatherings including movie nights, hiking, dinners, concerts, etc.
  • $720 per year towards health and wellness including gym membership or classes.
  • Annual wellness retreat for each class.
  • See what our residents are saying

Supplemental ERAS application

Program Application Requirements
Please Note: For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will “strongly encourage” all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will still be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform outside the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1 and September 30.

Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. After you have created your online application on ERAS, you will need to register for the match at NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) and look for the individual program(s) with which you would like to match.

PGY 1 applicants are required to submit:

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal statement/biography
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter
  • Letters of reference from three faculty members (clinical years)
  • MDs: USMLE scores
  • DOs: USMLE step 1 is encouraged but not required, and we accept COMLEX 1 and 2

PGY 2 applicants are required to submit all the above, plus:

  • Letter from current program director

International Applicants
In addition to the above requirements for medical residency applicants, international students are required to submit a Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) Certificate.
Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.

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