Internal Medicine Residency Program

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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 25 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 large community hospital that is a referral center for higher levels of care for many service lines 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 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 outstanding internist.

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.

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, it is 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 hope 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 more plenty, you will find that there is much to do in our great city.

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!

Rajesh Gulati, M.D., FACP
Program Director, RCH/UCR Internal Medicine Residency
HS Professor of Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine