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UCR/RUHS IM Residency Information


About the UCR SOM/RUHS Internal Medicine Residency Program

This page contains information specific to the UCR-sponsored internal medicine residency at Riverside University Health System (RUHS) that is sunsetting in 2023.

  • The last residents joined the UCR program at RUHS in July 2021. No new residents are being accepted into the program at RUHS.
  • The UCR/RUHS program will sunset after the current residents complete the program in June 2023.

Prospective residents should apply to the UCR-sponsored internal medicine residency at St. Bernardine Medical Center

Message from UCR/RUHS Program Director Daniel Kim, M.D.

Daniel Kim, M.D., M.B.A.

The UC Riverside School of Medicine's mission is to help the medically underserved of Inland Southern California by developing a diverse workforce of physicians. Since its inception as the school's first graduate medical education program, the Internal Medicine Residency Program has distinguished itself by providing training residents to excel in all aspects of internal medicine. Our program ensures residents are exposed to diverse patient populations in a variety of settings.

We offer strong educational experiences in the clinics as well as the inpatient wards associated with our partners, Riverside University Health System – Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, V.A. Loma Linda Healthcare System, and St. Bernardine Medical Center.

Our clinical faculty members, who span the entire spectrum of internal medicine, have a vast amount of experience in graduate medical education programs and are committed to providing the very best residency training experience.

Our program focuses on providing dedicated educational experiences that are meaningful and pertinent for a successful career path in internal medicine.  We are proud of our excellent board pass rate and that 100% of our residents have presented at regional / national meeting prior to graduating.

Daniel Kim, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.B.A.
Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
Program Director

UCR/RUHS  Curriculum Overview

The Internal Medicine Residency is a three-year program that prepares students for the real world by placing an emphasis on education and both outpatient and inpatient experience in excellent and diverse training environments. The program is divided into 13 four-week blocks.


13 four-week blocks

  • Wards — 4 blocks
  • ICU — 1 block (split into two week sets)
  • Cardiology — 1 block
  • ER/Procedures — 1 block (two weeks each)
  • Neurology — 1 block
  • Geriatrics/Palliative — 1 block
  • Ambulatory Mega-Block — 3 uninterrupted blocks
  • Elective — 1 block


13 four-week blocks

  • Wards — 3 blocks
  • ICU — 1 block (split into two week sets)
  • Ambulatory Sub-Specialty — 1 blocks
  • Cardiology/Pulmonology — 3 blocks
  • Ambulatory Mega-Block — 3 uninterrupted blocks
  • Elective — 2 blocks


13 four-week blocks

  • Wards — 2 blocks
  • ICU — 1 block (split into two week sets)
  • ER/Procedures — 1 block
  • Preventive Medicine — 1 block
  • Community Health — 1 block
  • Ambulatory Sub-Specialty — 2 blocks
  • Ambulatory Mega-Block — 3 uninterrupted blocks
  • Elective/Selective — 2 blocks

Ambulatory Mega Block

  • Rheumatology/Gastroenterology — 3 uninterrupted blocks
  • Nephrology/Endocrinology — 3 uninterrupted blocks
  • Hematology-Oncology/Infectious Disease — 3 uninterrupted blocks

Ambulatory Sub-Specialty Block

  • Dermatology/HIV/Psychiatry — 1 block
  • Opthal/ENT/GYN — 1 block
  • Medicine Subspecialty Mix — 1 block
  • Possible addition of two half days of Continuity Care Clinic

About the Program Curriculum

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at the UC Riverside School of Medicine prepares students for the real world by placing an emphasis on education and both outpatient and inpatient experience in excellent and diverse training environments.

Our program offers more graduate medical education experience than comparable programs, with small, group oriented educational activities. Other features include:

  • Educational half days: for dedicated and protected didactics for all residents in the program.
  • Education is emphasized in ambulatory setting.
  • In-patient rotations are kept to a minimum, with very limited overnight call experiences.
  • More opportunity to build own patient base in continuity clinics.
  • Broad exposure to specialty and sub-specialty areas.
  • Procedure rotation experiences are built into the curriculum.
  • Community Care Project: will allow residents to engage in community health experiences.


Protected time for education and didactics on Wednesday afternoons.

  • ECG and XR pearls
  • Lectures by board-certified specialists
  • Morning reports and outpatient topic presentations by residents
  • Ultrasound teaching and practice
  • UCR sim labs
  • Journal clubs and EBM sessions
  • Mortality & morbidity sessions
  • Legal medicine curriculum
  • Board preparation (MKSAP qBank, Uworld qBank, Hopkins PEAC modules, ACP review course)

The last Wednesday of each block is used for resident wellness time.

Admissions and Floats

We adhere to the ACGME guidelines that specify the number of admissions, workload, and work hours for the residents.

We have no overnight calls for any rotation in the intern year and some NF experience in the senior years.

UCR/RUHS Residency Leadership

Program Director


Associate Program Directors


Assistant Program Director

UCR/RUHS Training Sites

Riverside University Health System – Medical Center

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The Riverside University Health System – Medical Center (RUHS) serves as the principal safety net provider for Riverside County. As the only county-owned and operated hospital, RUHS's mission is to provide superior quality healthcare to county residents with a special focus on individuals and populations in need. In FY 2010-11, RUHS had approximately 23,500 admissions and nearly 100,000 emergency room visits, as well as approximately 129,000 outpatient clinic visits through an extensive ambulatory care program. The 520,000-square-foot medical center is a tertiary care and Level II adult and pediatric trauma center facility, licensed for a total of 439 beds. In addition to the 362 licensed beds in Moreno Valley, Calif., there are 77 licensed beds in a separate psychiatric facility in the city of Riverside. RUHS has 12 operating rooms, a helipad, and state-of-the-art digital radiology services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) and all single bed rooms. There are also adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, a birthing center and complete pulmonary services.

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center

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Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves.

As of 2015, Kaiser Permanente currently serves more than four million members in Southern California and approximately 430,000 throughout Riverside County.

Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Experts and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management.

Kaiser Permanente opened its medical center in Riverside in 1989 and its hospital in Moreno Valley in 2008. Over 480 physicians care for members at nine medical facilities and at Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside Medical Center and Moreno Valley Medical Center. Riverside Medical Center is licensed for 226 beds. Moreno Valley Medical Center has 101 licensed beds.

VA Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Medical Center  serves veterans and active duty service men and women alike. It is the regional lead hospital in a pilot program to widen the net of health care providers available to veterans. Opened in 1977, the center is named in memory of Congressman Jerry L. Pettis, who worked diligently to locate the facility in Loma Linda. The center provides a wide variety of services through inpatient, outpatient and home care programs. The major bed services are medicine, surgery and behavioral medicine. The facility has 162 acute care beds and a 108-bed community living center.



VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Center

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Located in Redlands, the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System's Ambulatory Care Center offers a wide variety of non-emergency services. it integrates primary care with behavioral health services