I am Grateful for YOU!

Dr. Sladek and her family shared this with me, and I loved it so much, I wanted to share it with you. I felt it was particularly relevant during this challenging time!

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger to a friend…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie

I want you to know how grateful I am for each of you–my UCSD IM family! You have been a source of inspiration to me throughout this difficult year. Thank you for what you do each year to care for our extended family, including our patients and one another. Here’s to a happy, healthy, peaceful 2021!!!

Love, simerjot

Congratulations Dr. Goldberg!

Dear UCSD IM Family,

Please congratulate our very own Dr. Charlie Goldberg!!! He has been appointed the new Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education. He is an amazing physician, teacher, mentor, and leader; he will be an incredible advocate for residents and fellows. We are SO LUCKY to have him leading ALL of GME efforts at UCSD!!!

If you haven’t done so recently, please check out Dr. Goldberg’s amazing website–a comprehensive physical exam and clinical medicine guide: https://meded.ucsd.edu/clinicalmed/introduction.html

Pathway Interest Meeting–10/21/20

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the Pathway Interest Meeting! I have attached a link to the 30 minute introduction video as well as documents that were presented during the meeting for those of you who were not able to attend. 

Applications are being finalized as we speak! We will send a consolidated email in the next 1-2 weeks containing all pathway application forms and final application details. 

If you have any questions regarding specific pathways, please reach out to the chief in charge of your pathway!

Hospital Medicine: DJ

Global Health: Alex

Integrative Medicine: Samantha

Primary Care: Luke

RACE track: Nick

Pathway Session Video: 

Pathway Information on the Blog:

Please reach out with any questions!


Luke Webster

2020 ACP So Cal Meeting KUDOS!

THANK YOU to our stellar UCSD Jeopardy team!!! R2s Ali Crisp, Brian Coburn and Alex Song did an AMAZING job representing us–all while Brian was on Hillcrest Short Call!!! WOW!

CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Haggerty–1st place winner and Neal Jones–3rd place winner for the Clinical Vignette oral poster competition! Lauren’s poster was entitled “Eight Years of Recurrent, Chronic Tuberculous IRIS: The Importance of Ongoing Microbiology Testing” and Neal’s was “The Great Mimicker: Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell Lymphoma.”

Ali Crisp and Armando Martinez were also invited to give oral presentations of their posters. Ali presented a case reported titled “I Spy Kansasii: An Atypical Case of an Atypical Mycobacterium” and Armando presented his research on “Impact of Left Atrial Volume Index on Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.”

Huge kudos also to our med student winners: 1st place Kathryn Park, 2nd place Laurel Ball, 3rd place John Pietrykowski! So proud of all of you.

And a BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Vineet Gupta for organizing the entire virtual poster competition–an incredible feat!!!

A Cautionary Tale: We could be the biggest COVID risk factor to one another.

Dear UCSD IM Family,

I just want to remind and plead with you to please keep our UCSD family safe by socially distancing, masking and washing your hands, at work and away from work. See the news story below about 18 anesthesia trainees in a program in Florida infected with COVID after a party. Please protect yourself, your loved ones (including our UCSD IM family) and our patients. We are role models and we are essential