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
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 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.
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.
The 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
Check out our
Frequently Asked Questions, or reach out to Program Manager Tracy Hetherington to obtain more information
about the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
(626) 397-5188 / Fax: (626) 397-2914 or email her
Graduate Medical Education
100 W. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA. 91105