Program Director Welcome
Greetings and welcome to the Riverside Community Hospital/University of
California, Riverside School of Medicine (RCH/UCR School of Medicine),
Internal Medicine Residency Program website! On behalf of the faculty,
staff and administration, I am glad that you are interested in learning
more about our program.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program started July 2016 and we anticipate
a long tradition of excellence in education and patient care. Our program
will have a total of 55 positions spread over three years, with 45 categorical
resident positions and 10 Preliminary positions--we match 15 interns each
year. We seek well-accomplished, well-rounded applicants who are willing
to work hard, expect and appreciate graduated patient care autonomy, and
take an active role in their (and their colleagues’) internal medicine
training. Our ideal candidates will also work well as part of an integrated
team and have fun while doing so!
When you train at Riverside Community Hospital, you will learn at a
tertiary community hospital that is
a referral center for higher levels of care for many service lines and also a regional medical affiliate of University of California, Riverside
School of Medicine. You will care for and learn from a large and varied
patient population that will hone your diagnostic and therapeutic skills.
Part of the excitement of being in a
tertiary community hospital is that you will see not-yet diagnosed diseases and
have the opportunity to make that diagnosis
as well as participating in management of complex cases! Becoming an excellent diagnostician is one of the key features of an
Residents in our program will also learn from an extraordinarily talented,
diverse and well reputed core faculty, who have dedicated themselves to
be exceptional clinicians and educators. The ‘right-sizing’
of the program allows residents to form close mentoring relationships
with faculty and colleagues. As a result, educational feedback and career
guidance is never generic and always entirely personalized and customized.
I would like to think of residents completing our program akin to pluripotent
stem cells, to steal a phrase from one of my predecessors. Upon successful
completion of internal medicine residency at Riverside Community Hospital/University
of California, Riverside School of Medicine, residents will be well-prepared
for any number of career options, including outpatient/primary care medicine,
hospitalist medicine and subspecialty training in fellowships.
As for the Riverside, California area--a beautiful region in the heart
of Southern California, where the scenery is beautiful, the cost of living
is low, the quality of the schools is high and the hassle associated with
big cities is non-existent! We are hoping that many of our graduates stay
in the area following completion of their training.
Please take some time to view our page “About Riverside” to
see all that our city has to offer. The city of Riverside is conveniently
located less than 60 miles from the main tourist attractions such as the
Orange County beaches, City of Los Angeles and San Diego, Orange County,
mountains and ski slopes, wineries, amusement parks, and is less than
four hours away from Las Vegas. Our city is known for its culture, arts
and innovation. With many great restaurants, weekly events, shows and
concerts and much more, you will find that there is much to do in our
Thanks again for visiting our website. I hope that this has helped give
you a sense of the program and the people that train and work here. If
you’re interested in a residency program where education will be
a priority, you will have a balanced work load, receive a lot of autonomy,
and have close, congenial relationships with your colleagues and teachers,
we welcome your ERAS application!
Looking forward to reading your application and meeting you!
Gulati, M.D., FACP
Program Director, RCH/UCR Internal Medicine Residency
HS Professor of Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine