On behalf of the faculty, staff, and residents, I would like to welcome all of our electronic visitors to the St. Mary Medical
Center Internal Medicine Residency Program Web Page. Our UCLA affiliated program emphasizes a personalized approach to teaching and learning, with educational opportunities in a full range of clinical and didactic settings. Our hospital is efficiently-run, community-based, friendly, and very intent upon fulfilling the mission of Dignity Health and of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who have been dedicated to providing compassionate care in Long Beach for almost 90 years. In addition to our own academic patient care and consultation services, residents also rotate to subspecialty consultation services at our teaching affiliate,Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The ambulatory care experiences include continuity clinics at the Family Clinic of Long Beach and rotations to a variety of clinics and offices for the “subspecialties” of ambulatory care such as dermatology, ophthalmology, women’s health, and HIV care. A new feature is a primary care track established with the assistance of a HRSA grant; there will be 6 residents in that track in addition to our other categorical and preliminary internal medicine positions. Approximately 35% of our graduates go on to fellowship training, while others enter practice as hospitalists or primary care physicians, usually in local situations. Many of our residents have volunteered some of their free time to help to answer your questions and to develop this website. We all extend a very warm welcome and invite your comments and questions.
ChesterChoi, MD, MACP, MHA
Chief of Academic Medicine