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 in July 2016 and we anticipate a long tradition of excellence in education and patient care. Our program has a total of 55 positions, 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 large 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.

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.

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

As the GME programs grow, evolve, and mature at Riverside Community Hospital (RCH), so does the pool of the talented staff overseeing them. These valued members of our GME staff and their commitment and accomplishments are recognized. As a result, they are often promoted and chosen to take the programs to the next level. Such is the case at RCH. We’d like to acknowledge and congratulate two of our most respected and admired leaders, as they are promoted to take on new roles for the upcoming academic year:
  • Dr. Robby Gulati is transitioning from his Internal Medicine Program Director role at RCH, to split his time as University of California-Riverside School of Medicine’s DIO and RCH’s Chief Educational Liaison. He will be instrumental in managing the relationship between UCR and RCH.
  • Dr. Alina Popa is transitioning from Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, to Internal Medicine Program Director. She has been a valuable administrator, faculty member, and advocate for the graduate medical education program. We look forward to her leadership as she takes the wheel to drive the program.