Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
Internal medicine training in diverse clinical settings
Internal medicine training in diverse clinical settings
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital prepares physicians to become excellent and independent practitioners of general and subspecialty internal medicine. We consistently match into the nation’s finest fellowship programs, and our graduates consistently obtain employment in the community and specialty of their choice.
Residents work in an autonomous, evidence-based patient care environment with substantial opportunities for one-on-one interactions with attending physicians and specialists. The program includes rotations in all internal medicine specialties and most related or affiliated specialties. And for residents interested in pursuing a career in primary care, we offer a unique primary care pathway that provides concentrated, supplemental training.
We also have a robust clinical research education and support system with a dedicated associate program director of resident research. In addition, we have a resident-as-teacher curriculum, and serve as a teaching site for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
While not all residents will choose a career as general internists, all program graduates should have the foundation of excellence in internal medicine.
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The Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program is distinguished by our outstanding clinical, research and academic training as well as the numerous accolades awarded to Scripps.
Diversity in training sites
Inpatient rotations take place at three San Diego hospitals — Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Ambulatory experiences include Scripps primary care clinics with locations throughout the county, St. Leo’s Community Clinic for underinsured residents, and options to volunteer at health clinics serving immigrants. Each inpatient and outpatient site offers unique patient populations and disease expertise. By training at all these locations, residents are exposed to a wide variety of patients and disease processes.
4+1 block structure
Our block system ensures breaks in work intensity with dedicated outpatient continuity between inpatient weeks.
High board pass rates
The ABIM pass rate by our residency graduates is 98.5%.
A resident wellness committee comprised of members from each class plans monthly bonding activities and meets with core faculty weekly to represent resident priorities in the program. Our new Wellness Wednesday curriculum is designed to train residents to be compassionate and empathetic while also building strong relationships with professional colleagues. Residents are divided into small groups which meet every fifth Wednesday throughout residency. During sessions we study and discuss health humanities, narrative medicine and mindfulness. We also take part in Balint groups sharing experiences and insights from the practice of medicine.
Ninety-five percent of our residents who apply to subspecialty fellowships get one of their top three choices. One-fourth of our residents match with Scripps Clinic fellowship programs.
Primary care pathway
We offer an optional primary care pathway for residents who wish to become primary care physicians in the outpatient setting. This program prepares residents with the robust, evidence-based knowledge and practical clinical skills required for immediate independent practice upon graduation. The pathway offers its own learning objectives and clinical guidelines and must be completed in addition to the internal medicine residency program’s core rotations.
Each resident is assigned a mentor at the beginning of the intern year to help them navigate residency and achieve career goals.
Quality improvement projects
All residents receive a certificate from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and complete a quality improvement project in their third year.
All residents complete a scholarly project during residency under the guidance of a project mentor and the residency research director, with an option for up to eight weeks of dedicated research elective time.
Residents complete a formal, longitudinal curriculum to educate house staff and faculty on how to be exceptional teachers. They then apply this education when they lead their teams of interns and students during inpatient months.
During the final year of residency, Scripps provides paid opportunities to travel abroad to provide medical care for underserved populations. These include sponsored programs to provide primary care for villagers in Fiji and Solomon Islands.
Medical student partnership with UCSD
All inpatient teams have third- and fourth-year medical students. The majority come through our UCSD student training partnership.
Learn more about the distinctions highlighting the quality of clinical care and research discovery at Scripps Clinic and its affiliated hospitals and research institute:
- The combined programs of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla are ranked among the best in the nation in six specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals.
- For the 11th consecutive year, Fortune magazine named Scripps Health among the top employers in the nation on their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For
- Five times named among Truven Analytics top five large health care systems in the country
- 99th percentile in Southern California by Press Ganey for Quality of Physicians
- National referral center for percutaneous revascularization, allergic disorders, chronic leukemia, integrative medicine, joint reconstruction, liver disease, obesity management, radiation therapy and transplantation (marrow, liver, kidney and pancreas)
- One of 55 academic centers recognized nationally with an NIH Clinical & Translational Science Award, recognizing unique clinical-translational discovery driving health care change
- Nature Index 2019 ranked Scripps Research #1 among nonprofit scientific institutes in the U.S. for high quality research, based on discoveries published in leading scientific journals
The Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program offers two distinct training tracks — a categorical track and a research track — each with its own National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) number. Applicants may apply to either or both.
The categorical track is a three-year internal medicine residency that includes a primary care pathway for select individuals who choose to concentrate their training experience in preparation for careers as primary care clinicians.
The research track is an extended residency program that includes two years of traditional internal medicine training combined with three years of dedicated research training that may be combined with a specialty fellowship. Clinician scholars in this track propose, carry out, and report mentored translational studies within their areas of interest, under a unifying theme of individualized health care.
Please note: The available research track positions are filled, and we will not be recruiting into our research track for the 2022 Match.
Categorical track and primary care pathway
Our categorical residency track includes all the training components required by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). It’s delivered within Scripps Health’s top-rated Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, along with many affiliated ambulatory clinics. Program highlights, attributes, rotations, curricula, faculty, training partners and additional opportunities are described in detail in their individual sections on this web page.
Primary care pathway
The primary care pathway is a unique, optional program within the categorical track. It’s designed to provide a focused training experience for residents interested in a career in primary care. Residents may request to enter the pathway prior to the start of residency or during the first two years of training with earlier entry encouraged.
The purpose of the pathway is to prepare residents with the necessary comprehensive evidence-based knowledge and practical clinical skills for immediate independent practice upon graduation. Close mentorship is provided with the primary care pathway director and other faculty members.
Residents receive appropriate supervision with progressive autonomy in practice and are responsible for the care of a dedicated panel of patients that increases in size over the course of training. Continuity of care, communication, safe transitions of care, high-value care, humanistic practice and patient advocacy are high priorities.
The pathway’s educational curriculum focuses on subjects relevant to the practice of outpatient medicine. Residents are provided high-yield learning objectives, educational resources and didactic conferences promoting robust clinical knowledge. Rotations in specialty clinics including gynecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, sports medicine, podiatry and all internal medicine subspecialties provide exposure to the diverse pathology encountered in outpatient practice.
Residents also have rotational experiences in rural medicine and clinics serving indigent underserved populations, with the flexibility for additional tailored experiences based on the interests of the resident. Residents receive career placement resources and guidance to assist with securing an ideal position upon graduation.
Additional program features include:
- Close mentorship with primary care preceptors and primary care pathway director
- Dedicated curriculum for outpatient medicine
- Career placement resources
- Additional opportunities to rotate at clinics treating underserved populations
- Dedicated weekly office hour for patient communication and follow-up
Review the primary care pathway learning objectives and clinical guidelines (PDF, 190 KB), which must be completed in addition to the residency program’s core rotations.
Primary care pathway patient panels
- Year one goal: 15 patients
- Year two goal: 30 patients
- Year three goal: 50 patients
Primary care pathway procedures and electives
Residents in the primary care pathway should plan to perform at least 10 each of the following procedures:
- Arthrocentesis/joint injections (knee)
- Joint injections (shoulder)
- Greater trochanteric bursa injections
- Pelvic exams
- Pap smears
- Breast exams
- Shave biopsies
- Punch biopsies
- Abscess incision and drainage (I&D)
- Pre-operative evaluations
Residents are encouraged to complete a sports medicine elective and a rural medicine elective at Kayenta Navajo Reservation in Arizona or Crow Reservation in Montana. Residents should also consider increased rotation experiences in dermatology, gynecology, podiatry and ophthalmology. Finally, residents must complete a research/quality improvement (QI) project centered on outpatient medicine.
Each year, 1-2 residents are recruited into Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency research track. This is an extended training program that follows the research pathway requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), designed for new physicians envisioning an investigational career in either clinical or translational scientific research.
The program includes two years of standard internal medicine residency training, followed by three years in active research during which approximately two months annually are spent in clinical assignments. Trainees in this track may be afforded the opportunity to “fast-track” into subspecialty training fellowship programs.
Scholars enrolled in this program become members of Scripps Research Translational Institute, a precision medicine research team within Scripps Research that has received the prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Residents develop, conduct and present translational research projects designed to solve unmet health care needs within clinical areas of interest. They also participate in translational science coursework through the Skaggs Graduate School and may earn a master’s degree in clinical-translational investigation or continue for a PhD, depending on degree at entry and career goals.
Our research track is distinguished by:
- Scripps Research Translational Institute’s founding theme of research in individualized, precision medicine, which includes groundbreaking studies in genomics, digital medicine and data science
- Support from the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award program since 2008, with each research track resident designated a KL2 Scholar
- Opportunities to combine the research track with subspecialty fellowship training
- An affiliation with the Skaggs Graduate School of Science and Technology at Scripps Research, one of the world’s premier biomedical research institutes for biology, chemistry and drug discovery
- Instruction in translational science methodologies including human genomics, digital health, data science, clinical study design, biostatistics, bioinformatics and molecular medicine
- Expansive research options in any of the Scripps Research departments and collaborative opportunities with several other San Diego academic and biotechnology research institutes
- Mentored scientific communication including authorship of manuscripts, community engagement and team science roles
Message from the director
Message from the director
Hear directly from the program director about what to expect from the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital.
From the program director, Biraj D. Shah, MD, FACP
Dear residency candidate,
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital. I am excited to introduce you to our wonderful training program.
Our primary goal is to cultivate and maintain a culture of excellence. We provide a comprehensive outpatient and inpatient clinical experience emphasizing humanism, professionalism, high-value care, quality improvement and evidence-based practice. We aim to create a community of empathetic, lifelong learners with the goal that all training activities center on the doctor-patient relationship.
We are proud to promote resident wellness with the introduction of Wellness Wednesdays into our curriculum in 2019. These are dedicated, small-group sessions that incorporate health humanities, narrative medicine and mindfulness.
Our internal medicine residency program offers outstanding training in the highest quality ambulatory and tertiary care settings, a diverse patient population and research opportunities in state-of-the art facilities. For example:
- At Scripps Green Hospital, where the Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines urgent care sees 45,000 patients per year, our trainees care for medically complex patients including those undergoing solid organ and bone marrow transplant, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.
- At Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, our trainees practice within a Level 1 trauma center, advanced Intensive Care Units, the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, our maternal-fetal program and a busy emergency department that sees 44,000 patient visits per year.
- The Naval Medical Center San Diego training site offers our residents a unique opportunity to care for active duty military personnel.
- We proudly staff St. Leo’s, a medical clinic that cares for the medically underserved population in our local community.
Our curriculum also includes training in quality improvement, use of ultrasound and extensive experience in peer presentations and public speaking. We also feature a unique resident-as-teacher curriculum to foster future clinician educators.
All our residents complete a scholarly project and are afforded dedicated time to conduct research during their training. They have access to Scripps Research, the nation’s highest ranked non-university biomedical research institute, and its clinical scholars program within the Scripps Research Translational Institute.
Finally, we love San Diego for its cultural diversity, year-round sunshine and proximity to beautiful beaches, hiking and other world-class attractions.
Thank you for your interest in our program, and I look forward to meeting you!
Internal Medicine Residency
Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital
Training sites, rotations and lectures
Inpatient residency training takes place on the campuses of Scripps Clinic, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. At these sites, internal medicine residents gain extensive hands-on experience in virtually all inpatient medical/surgical subspecialties and are exposed to a wide range of pathologies. Residents also rotate at Naval Medical Center San Diego in their first and third years to gain experience with additional, diverse patient populations.
Approximately half of the residency experience takes place in the outpatient setting at various Scripps Clinic sites throughout San Diego. Besides the internal medicine clinic, residents have the benefit of rotating through subspecialty clinics, which sets us apart from most other academic medical center residency programs. Additional unique outpatient experiences abound, including those in indigent clinics, on Native American reservations and in medical clinics on Fiji.
Scripps Green Hospital
Scripps Green Hospital is a 173-bed acute care hospital with 24 ICU beds. A tertiary referral center, the hospital is based entirely on adult inpatient medicine and offers a wide range of clinical and surgical services, including pulmonary/critical care, oncology, advanced gastroenterology services, and general and subspecialty surgeries. Specialty services include bone marrow transplantation, solid organ transplantation and chemotherapy clinical trials (in partnership with Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center). In addition, there is a 24-hour urgent care attached to Scripps Green that receives 45,000 patient visits annually and is the site of most patient admissions.
Residents complete half of their inpatient general medicine blocks, one-fourth of their ICU blocks and several subspecialty inpatient rotations at this site.
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has 432 licensed beds and offers a wide range of clinical, surgical and specialty services, including a Level I Trauma Center and a 51-bed, 24-hour emergency department that receives 44,000 patient visits annually. The hospital has a 59-bed ICU, a mechanical circulatory support program, interventional cardiology, interventional neuroradiology, women’s health services (including OB-GYN and labor and delivery services) and general, trauma, vascular, bariatric, orthopedic and other subspecialty surgical services.
Scripps La Jolla is consistently recognized for quality patient care and was the first hospital in San Diego to be designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nursing Association.
Residents will complete half of their inpatient ward blocks, three-fourths of their ICU blocks, inpatient cardiology, ER, and other inpatient subspecialty rotations at this hospital.
Scripps Clinic is the ambulatory center of medical care and teaching for the program, with multiple sites throughout San Diego County. The physicians who provide care at Scripps Clinic constitute the ambulatory teaching faculty of the program.
Ambulatory clinics in general medicine and a wide range of subspecialties are located at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, an outpatient pavilion attached to Scripps Green Hospital, as well as at the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, an outpatient building next to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Continuity clinics and subspecialty assignments take place at both sites. Residents also train at a variety of large outpatient satellite clinics throughout San Diego County, which provide care for patients who present with a variety of health conditions.
US Naval Medical Center
Naval Medical Center San Diego is the United States Navy’s referral center for the entire Pacific Rim. The center serves as the primary medical facility for tens of thousands of active duty military personnel and their dependents and all naval retirees/veterans who live in the region. The hospital admits more than 20,000 patients a year, sees 1.2 million outpatient visits per year and employees more than 6,000 people. It is the only Navy medicine amputee center in the Western Pacific. Its recently renovated cardiac catheterization lab is the first hybrid lab in California, and the seventh in the nation. The new facility allows care for all structural heart and endovascular consults for patients from across California and neighboring states.
The San Diego Navy staff has been recognized for excellence by such organizations as the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Athena International and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Our residents spend a total of two months during their three years on inpatient assignments at the Naval Medical Center. In exchange, each navy resident rotates at Scripps Green for two months during their training. This collaborative effort by both training programs allows residents to work with different patient populations and provides exposure to diverse disease processes.
St. Leo’s community clinic
With faculty support, all residents take turns staffing the primary care clinic at St. Leo’s in Solana Beach. This free clinic serves lower-income and underinsured people in North County San Diego, allowing residents to learn more about social determinants of health as they provide care to this vulnerable patient population. The patients are predominately Spanish speaking, with on-site translator services available if needed. It is open one evening and Saturday morning each week, typically treating up to 25 patients per session.
Scripps Research Institute
Residents have access to unique research training opportunities through our collaboration with Scripps Research and Scripps Research Translational Institute — the home of our residency research track.
Ranked as the most influential scientific institution in the world by the journal Nature, Scripps Research offers qualified residents the opportunity to participate in bioscience research that leads to innovative diagnostics and therapies.
Focusing on science and medicine, the Scripps Research Translational Institute aims to individualize health care through human genomics, wireless digital technologies and advanced data science.
Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center
In 2016, Scripps Health and MD Anderson announced a partnership to create the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, which provides adult cancer patients greater access to the most advanced oncology care available.
Through this partnership, Scripps MD Anderson is part of MD Anderson Cancer Network, a global collaborative network of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. The collaboration allows Scripps to combine its expertise with MD Anderson’s knowledge and capabilities for Southern California.
During their training, residents see firsthand how Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center implements translational research through clinical trials and new treatment protocols that continuously improve standards of cancer care.
During each year of training, internal medicine residents have approximately 10 blocks of four-week rotations at different inpatient and outpatient settings with each block followed by one week in continuity clinic. This exposes residents to a variety of medical specialties, patients and health issues.
- View the PGY-1 rotation blocks (PDF, 330 KB).
- View the PGY-2 rotation blocks (PDF, 340 KB).
- View the PGY-3 rotation blocks (PDF, 340 KB).
- View the available electives (PDF, 91 KB).
Inpatient services and call structure
During inpatient rotations, residents practice in a team structure that allows for leadership opportunities overseeing medical students, as well as one-on-one practice with an experienced hospitalist. Residents can expect a capped number of admits, depending on their team structure.
View the inpatient call structure (PDF, 61 KB).
Ambulatory training (4+1)
The ambulatory curriculum is arranged into the 4+1 model over 52 individual weeks in any given year. The 4+1 schedule involves four-week blocks composed of various inpatient rotations, specialty services and electives. Every fifth week is known as a “+1” week of ambulatory training, of which there are 10-11 total each year.
All continuity clinics are located at a Scripps Clinic site and are supervised by attending physicians. Residents are also able to supplement primary care education online through the Johns Hopkins Physician Education & Assessment Center (PEAC) and the Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum. These modules allow residents to work through question-based didactic cases pertinent to outpatient medicine.
View the ambulatory training schedule (PDF, 190 KB).
The residency program at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital has a vested interest in promoting the health and wellness of our trainees. With this goal in mind, every Wednesday during a resident’s +1 week begins with protected free time until 11am that can be used as desired for self-care activities. All residents who are on “Wellness Wednesday” then attend regular didactic sessions at Scripps Green Hospital before participating in a structured curriculum. These afternoon sessions are designed for discussion on topics ranging from humanism to narrative medicine to mindfulness. They take place in various beautiful locations around San Diego, including parks, beaches and museums.
In addition to the structured wellness curriculum, a resident- and fellow-run Wellness Committee organizes regular extracurricular activities with the aim of promoting camaraderie and a family environment that extends beyond the hospital or clinic.
Away and international assignments
The internal medicine residency program offers away rotations to provide care to underserved populations in different cultural settings.
One option is to travel to Fiji on an international assignment with the nonprofit Loloma Foundation, which has had a partnership with the residency program for over 10 years. During this 12-day trip, Scripps residents are housed in Fiji and provide basic medical care in local villages on remote islands. Residents see a variety of disease processes, ranging from uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension to tropical infections uncommon in the United States. On an average day, a resident may see upwards of 80 patients. Some years, a Scripps team including residents travels to Solomon Islands for a similar rotation in a different cultural setting. On occasion, residents have arranged their own unique off-site educational experiences. These have included rotations in the Peruvian Amazon and on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.
Didactic conferences for the program occur midday every Monday through Friday. Led by the chief resident, senior residents, program director and faculty, the conferences offer insights on a range of internal medicine topics, including:
- Internal medicine core and specialty topics
- Emergency medicine
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) interpretation
- ICU topics
- Simulation rounds
- Point-of-care ultrasound
- Evidence-based practice
- Journal club
View the didactic conference schedule (PDF, 95 KB).
Faculty and residents
Our internal medicine residents train under the mentorship of experienced clinical, research and academic experts and alongside talented trainees.
The faculty of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experiences to provide residents with a challenging, rewarding training experience. At Scripps, we offer a broad range of clinical services to patients and work collaboratively across specialties within our award-winning health care system.
- Biraj D. Shah, MD FACP - Program Director
- Maida Soghikian, MD, FACP, FACCP - Associate Program Director, Critical Care and Quality Improvement
- Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD - Associate Program Director, Research
- Diane McNally, MD, FACP, FHM - Assistant Program Director, Evaluations
- Michael Preziosi, MD - Assistant Program Director, Recruitment & Curriculum
- Heather Doherty, MD, FACP - Assistant Program Director, Ambulatory Care
- Vedka Begovic, MD, FACP - Primary Care Director
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital offers 15 first-year resident (PGY-1) positions each year. Our residents typically get to know one another very well during their three years of training. Additionally, residents have an opportunity to develop close mentor-mentee relationships with faculty within the program and throughout Scripps Health.
View a list of current residents (PDF, 2.2 MB).
After completion of the three-year program, 95% of our residents who apply to subspecialty fellowships get into one of their top three choices. Many alumni have gone on to make notable contributions in the field of internal medicine and its specialties, and in the day-to-day lives of patients.
View a list of recent alumni (PDF, 130 KB).
Critically evaluating scientific research is an important skill, and our goal is to train physicians who can analyze, critique and appropriately apply new scientific and clinical literature. These competencies are practiced regularly in our curriculum, during weekly evidence-based medicine rounds and monthly journal club.
Furthermore, to promote scientific inquiry and understanding of the demands of clinical, translational and quality improvement research, we require all residents to develop and pursue a scholarly project during their training and to present their findings at the end of residency at Scripps Clinic Grand Rounds.
The residency research director meets regularly with residents, collectively and individually, to help each resident formulate research ideas, choose a project mentor, refine a hypothesis and protocol, execute data collection and analysis, and plan presentation of results. Many of these projects result in presentations at regional and national conferences and/or peer-reviewed publication.
Research projects and presentations
Resident research projects have recently included:
- Opioid prescribing patterns: our patients’ perspective (Scripps quality improvement project)
- Prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT), subgroup analysis: ramelteon (melatonin agonist) effect on opioid utilization among post-op ICU patients
- Impact of an audit and feedback antimicrobial stewardship program on acceptance of procalcitonin-directed antibiotic discontinuation in critically ill patients with sepsis (Scripps quality improvement project)
- Evaluating cancer predictors and outcomes of outpatient colonoscopy in patients 85 years and older
- Utilization of palliative care services at Scripps – Are we doing too little, too late? (Scripps quality improvement project)
- Longitudinal outcomes of cryoablation for Barrett’s Esophagus
- Left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral predicts outcome in heart failure
- Epic improvements for house staff rounds
- Promoting Epic sleep (Scripps quality improvement project)
- The challenges of missed diagnoses – Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
- Intermittent Fasting – Eating less to live more
- A strain on the system: Is opioid induced constipation associated with longer lengths of stay? (Scripps quality improvement project)
- Symptomatic and colonoscopic remission rates in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the autoimmune diet
- Risk factors and clinical presentations of colon cancer before age 50
- Randomized trial of oral powdered diclofenac versus ketorolac injection for migraine headache patients presenting to urgent care
- Mammogram screening ordered by primary care providers (internal medicine, family medicine, OB-GYN) compared with screening recommendations (Scripps quality improvement project)
- Hepatitis C virus screening rates before and after a randomized intervention: clinic poster versus Epic popup versus patient notification (Scripps quality improvement project)
- Post-Watchman bleeding rates on novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) versus warfarin
- Bedside smart-device ultrasound to reduce time to diagnosis and studies ordered in radiology on medicine inpatients
- Bleeding complications by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) classification in Scripps patients started on direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC) since 2015
- Characteristics of patients diagnosed with sarcomatoid carcinoma of lung in past 40 years — a SEER database project
- Congestive hepatopathy compared to right heart catheterization as a prognostic indicator in LVAD patients
Salary and benefits
The terms and conditions of resident training and employment are specified in the employment agreement that also includes training obligations, stipend and benefit provisions.
PGY-1 resident salary: $65,985
PGY-2 resident salary: $68,289
PGY-3 resident salary: $71,291
Insurance, leave and other benefits
All members of the resident staff are offered health insurance benefits for themselves and eligible dependents at a minimal cost. Medical coverage includes vision, prescription drug and chiropractic/acupuncture plans.
Dental plan offers network and out-of-network coverage options. Eligible dependents can also be covered at a minimal cost.
Life insurance/Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
Multiple levels of employee life insurance are available, including accidental death AD&D coverage. You may purchase supplemental, spousal or dependent life insurance at various levels. Long-term disability insurance is available at an additional cost. State disability insurance is paid by the resident. The state of California requires this contribution, which provides income insurance for disability due to non-job-related injury or illness.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Confidential, free, short-term professional counseling is available for employees and family members for issues impacting work or personal life.
Internal medicine residents receive four weeks of paid vacation per academic year.
Travel expenses are covered for an annual educational meeting when the resident is presenting, with some financial support available for additional meetings. Travel for a third-year humanitarian mission is covered by the residency.
Residents have free access to the American College of Physicians' (ACP) Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) and UpToDate. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents also receive an educational stipend of $2,000.
- License and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) fees covered
- Step exam fee paid
- On-site daycare
- On-site fitness centers
- 401(a) matching retirement program
How to apply
Applicants interested in applying to residencies, should apply using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, all interviews will be virtual this year (this is a nation-wide requirement of all programs). Applicants will be notified through ERAS of their interview status.
Apply to the Scripps Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program
All appointments are facilitated through the NRMP’s Electronic Residency Application Service.
Scripps/Green Categorical Internal Medicine (3-year residency)
- Number of positions: 13
- NRMP Match Number: 1340140C0
Scripps/Green Internal Medicine Physician/Scientist Track
- Number of positions: 2
- NRMP match number: 1340140C1
Applicants must submit the following materials through ERAS:
- ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
- Personal statement
- Dean’s letter/Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- Medical school transcripts
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 transcripts as they become available (COMLEX not a substitute)
- Minimum of three letters of recommendation, with at least two from a department of medicine faculty, including one from the chairperson or designee
Candidates will be notified of interview invitation status via the ERAS system. Virtual interviews for 2022 residency positions will be scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays, starting at the end of October.
Who can apply
Candidates who are graduates from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Council on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association are invited to apply.
Candidates who graduate from medical schools outside of the US must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to the scheduled date for interview. Scripps Green Hospital does not offer visa support or observerships.
Learn more about our other GME programs, including medical student rotations or fellowship programs at Scripps Clinic.
To learn more about the Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, contact Deanna Bretzing at email@example.com or call 858-554-3236.