Our Mission is Health Care, Our Passion is Teaching

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The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Kaiser San Francisco offers rigorous academic training at a tertiary referral hospital that was recognized as one of 29 Top Teaching Hospitals by the independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization, The Leapfrog Group. We offer a first-rate clinical experience through a diverse patient population with a full range of disease pathology; dedicated and talented faculty; flexibility for research and electives; a cutting edge electronic health record system to optimize patient care delivery; and a work/life balance that allows residents to thrive and realize their full potential. Graduates of our program enjoy tremendous success in securing the most competitive fellowship and job placements.

Each year, we offer 10 categorical positions (three-year) and 8 preliminary (one-year) positions in the intern class. Of these 10 categorical positions, 2 are allotted to our combined four-year program in internal medicine and preventive medicine.

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  • Home to the Northern California Kaiser cardiology fellowship program, and one of the busiest programs in northern California in terms of PCI, cardiac surgery, and TAVR procedure volume.
  • New gastroenterology and hematology/oncology fellowship programs are scheduled to begin with the first class of fellows in July 2019.
  • One of only 5 Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine combined residency programs in the country.
  • Alliances with UCSF and UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
  • A 50+ year tradition of training resident physicians.
  • Teaching Tuesday (academic half-day seminar of didactic lectures and conferences).

Individualized TrainingSF_IM_InvTrng

  • Clinical and academic tracks aimed at fellowship, hospital medicine, primary care, clinical research, and health technology and innovation.
  • International electives available through the Kaiser Permanente Global Health Program.
  • Procedure and Ultrasound Service provides valuable experience in the use of point-of-care ultrasound and performing procedures

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  • Dedicated elective time for research, mentoring and support from our onsite GME Research Program Manager and the Regional Kaiser Department of Research.
  • Institutional support for poster presentations at state and national meetings.
  • Flexibility to conduct research at other institutions.

Great Faculty & Residents

  • Diverse yet tight-knit group of residents, with a culture of collaboration and support.
  • Enthusiastic faculty with a passion for graduate medical education.
  • Skilled teachers supported by a robust faculty development program.

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Cutting Edge of Clinical MedicineSF_IM_cuttingedge

  • Kaiser Permanente is one of the country’s leading healthcare delivery systems with a focus on disease prevention, health promotion, coordination of care, and quality outcomes
  • In addition to our comprehensive Epic electronic health record, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect, each of our residents is issued, at no cost, a KP iPhone that allows quick and easy access to our EHR, a HIPAA secure text messaging app to communicate with colleagues and nurses on the fly, an app to conduct video visits with patients, and a variety of point of care medical resources, including UpToDate.
  • A new state-of-the-art medical office building at Mission Bay, one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in San Francisco

Living in San FranciscoSFIM_Intern_retreat_group

  • Vibrant culture, unmatched diversity, world-class dining, breathtaking views, and vast opportunities for outdoor and fitness activities.
  • Close proximity to multiple other leisure destinations in the Bay Area and Northern California.

For more information regarding our program, please contact our residency coordinator Ms. Helen Ip.

Contact our chief residents

Internal Medicine