San Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) whose mission is to provide high-quality health care to the underserved populations of San Diego and San Diego County. With twenty-seven free standing clinic sites in Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) San Ysidro Health has spent over 50 years offering care for the community.
We focus on reaching immigrants, refugees, low-income individuals, the uninsured, the elderly and those living with HIV/AIDS. Our commitment is to provide “excellence in health care for all”. Our goal is to train a new class of Internists who will stay in the community and provide ongoing continuity care complementing our Hospitalists and Internal Medicine Subspecialties.
San Ysidro Health’s Internal Medicine Residency Program has two main goals. First is providing graduate education in the specialty of Internal Medicine to complement our current Scripps Family Medicine partners. Second will be training future Internists to serve the ongoing medical needs and challenges faced in providing accessible and quality health care to all populations.
San Ysidro Health will achieve these goals through a unique program that incorporates evidence-based practice within the primary care setting. Based on a Patient Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH) of quality medical care our Internal Medicine Residency Program will incorporate outpatient continuity clinic rotations within the traditional Hospitalist training program. Residents will have ample opportunities to participate in ongoing public health research available in the clinic setting as well as to take on or participate in community, hospital, or clinic quality improvement projects of their own.
We would like to welcome you to our San Ysidro Internal Medicine Program. We are initiating a unique program that will provide an excellent education to physicians while providing care for the most vulnerable patients in our community. We hope to develop caring physicians that will serve these types of communities in the future and hope that you can join us in this endeavor. Our program offers broad-based medical education training in a community setting with diverse patient populations while having the opportunity to be exposed to the teaching format of Scripps Mercy Chula Vista and San Diego Hospitals. We hope to attract a unique group of student physicians who are committed to this cause. We also look to prepare a future generation of physicians who are not only altruistic but who will also become leaders in the physician community and deal with the changes in healthcare in the 21st-century, advocating for these vulnerable populations.
Michele Lamantia, Program Director
Dalia Strauser, Associate Program Director
The San Ysidro Health Internal Medicine program works closely with Scripps Mercy Chula Vista and San Diego Hospitals under the leadership of Dr. Dalia Strauser. Dr. Strauser has started five hospitalist programs within San Diego and El Centro. She has been actively involved in the Scripps Mercy San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program for over 27 years and brings a wealth of insight and structure to our IM training program. Although the primary goal is to have our graduates stay in community practice, the medical educational experiences our trainees receive will follow in steadfast future careers if they choose to become Hospitalists or advance their training into subspecialty IM fellowships.
General program schedule
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San Ysidro Health has a health promotion and community outreach department whose mission is to create and utilize translational research to benefit their truly diverse population of patients. San Ysidro Health has partnerships with several teaching organizations for both the designing both the research and the implementation of the findings of this translational research.
The San Ysidro Health Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to giving our residents the tools they will need to understand, use and perform quality improvement or clinical research using evidence-based medicine strategies. Each resident creates, analyzes, and reports a quality improvement or research project of their own design with a faculty mentor. Throughout the 3-year program, we will teach the basics on research methods, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine principles using didactic lectures, journal club and the research project itself.
For more San Ysidro Internal Medicine Residency Information download our information sheet: San Ysidro Internal Medicine Residency Fact Sheet.pdf
Applications will be reviewed up until November 1st 2022 and will focus on:
Interview dates: October 3rd through December 23rd,2022.
Visit the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply for our San Ysidro Health Internal Medicine Residency Program for 2021-2022.
Questions? Contact Maggie Maestro at IMResidency@syhealth.org
Applicants must have finished medical school preferably within 3 years, or have continued clinical involvement during a postgraduate period over no more than 6 years. In order to complete your file, we require.