Internal Medicine Residency Program

Internal Medicine Residency Program

We offer an outstanding, highly academic and internationally recognized residency training program in internal medicine. As a large, community based, university affiliated medical center, our internal medicine residents receive comprehensive, cutting edge training in all aspects of general medicine and its subspecialties.

"Before starting residency, I was in search of a program that would offer a diverse patient population, a pleasant environment to learn in, as well as autonomy. The internal medicine residency program at Huntington Hospital did just that. It provided the academic curriculum necessary to make me a confident physician, while still being able to enjoy my family and social life in beautiful Southern California. Our residency program offers plenty of one-on-one contact with faculty, and research opportunities as well. I was fortunate enough to travel with the Phil Simon Clinic to Tanzania and collect data for my research project there".

Wafaa Alrashid, MD

Program overview

The curriculum is a balanced core of clinical medicine, outpatient ambulatory medicine and research experiences. Innovative programs such as a global medicine rotation in Tanzania, hospitalist programs, and palliative medicine make Huntington Hospital a unique and desirable place to train.

Learn more about our program here.

Our faculty

Our faculty are professors of clinical medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine and are actively involved in bedside teaching, the core lecture program, and cutting edge research. Internal medicine residents from Huntington Hospital show excellent performance on board exams, have a very high rate of competitive fellowship acceptance, and place well in private, group and academic medical positions.

Learn more about our faculty.

Director’s message

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency section of Huntington Memorial Hospital’s website. I hope you will review the information here, and learn more about our program and educational philosophy.

Stratos Christianakis, MD - Associate Program DirectorThe goal of our program is to develop outstanding internists through superior training for careers in primary care or hospital medicine, or for subsequent fellowship training in a variety of sub-specialties. The program’s learning environment allows each resident to acquire not only the requisite clinical skills and medical knowledge, but also the professional attitudes and behaviors, effective communication techniques and self-assessment tools that are essential to the successful practice of medicine.

We accept only 25 residents at any one time, helping to maintain a high-quality, hands-on experience for all participants. Experienced and dedicated medical faculty members provide one-on-one teaching and supervision.

First-year residents rotate through a variety of disciplines including pulmonary-critical care, cardiology, hospital medicine, gastroenterology, cardiology, hematology-oncology, neurology and emergency medicine. Our second and third year residents also rotate at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, in various specialties including rheumatology, endocrinology, hematology and infectious diseases. As a result, participants gain experience across a full spectrum of medical-care settings caring for patients in our own outpatient clinics and large community-based hospital as well as in a university medical center.

While we are extremely proud of our program, our faculty and our administration, we believe the most important component of our program is the residents themselves. They are drawn from some of the most respected medical schools and each has a demonstrated record of academic excellence.

Again, please take the time to explore our website. We recruit the most dedicated and hard-working physicians, and provide them with significant opportunities — from delivering direct patient care to leading interdisciplinary care teams — to deepen their knowledge and improve their practice.

If you believe you have what it takes to meet the challenge, I invite you to apply to our program. I look forward to hearing from you.


Stratos Christianakis, MD
Program Director

Contact Information

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or reach out to Program Manager Tracy Hetherington to obtain more information about the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Tracy Hetherington

Phone: (626) 397-5188 / Fax: (626) 397-2914 or email her here.

Huntington Hospital
Graduate Medical Education
100 W. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA. 91105