Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) is a three-year program, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and authorized by the Council to provide training as preparation for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. All inpatient rotations take place at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Our mission is to assist each resident in becoming the practicing physician he/she aspires to be, while maintaining a balanced approach to life. There is an incredible degree of flexibility and personalization built into each resident's training, in order to best serve one's professional goals.

Being intensely involved in the process of medical reasoning and the art of clinical decision making presents daily challenges and gratifications.

Our environment is one of collegiality and teamwork, engendering incredible opportunities for learning. Due to the hospital's superb computer systems and outstanding ancillary services, one's educational time and energy are utilized in a highly efficient manner. We honor each resident's idealism and spirit, rather than draining those traits.

Our graduates are successful, both on the ABIM exam and in practice. Those who have decided to pursue subspecialty training consistently have secured quality fellowships of their choosing.