Thank you for your interest in the Scripps Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps La Jolla Hospital. The Scripps Clinic is a multi-specialty medical complex situated atop a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California. Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital are physically attached to The Scripps Research Institute, the nation’s largest non-university biomedical research institute. The institution is on a shared campus with the world-renowned Scripps Translational Science Institute, the Scripps Center for Genomic Medicine, and the West Institute for Wireless Medicine.

At Scripps Clinic there are numerous Centers of Excellence, which bring together some of the nation’s leading clinicians, scientists, and GME trainees. This website provides you with specific information about the program – an overview, detailed description, philosophy, structure and management—as well as general information about Scripps Clinic, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps La Jolla Hospital.
The residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program is grounded in Scripps Clinic’s solid commitment to excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Founded in 1924 by philanthropist and journalist Ellen Browning Scripps, the institution has grown and evolved into one of the preeminent health science complexes in the country. In 1986, the Internal Medicine Residency Program was established through a generous endowment provided by Cecil and Ida Green.

While delivering care to several hundred thousand San Diegans each year, Scripps Clinic, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps La Jolla Hospital serve as a major referral center for patients from the southwestern United States, as well as further areas of the country, and for patients from Mexico and other nations, especially Pacific Rim countries. The variety of challenging clinical problems reflected in this population, both as inpatients and outpatients, is a major strength of the program. Within our 173-bed and 382-bed inpatient facilities, there is considerable turnover, with several thousand admissions each year and a remarkably high acuity level. Our hospitals have a number of renowned Centers of Excellence, a highly coveted NIH Clinical & Translational Science Award, a state of the art cardiovascular institute, and 14 ACGME accredited training programs. Collectively, the clinical facilities, the research laboratories, and medical training programs produce one of the most respected medical-science complexes in the nation.