New Pathway Participants 2020-21

Congratulations to all our pathway participants for our upcoming academic year!

Primary Care

  • Stacy Han (R1)
  • Jessica Hansen (R1)
  • Allison Yip (R1)

Hospital Med

  • Nick Flores (R1)
  • Thejas Kamath (R1)

Global Health

  • Jed Bell (M/P R1)
  • Randall Blankers (R1)
  • Elena Cutting (R1)
  • David Hibbert (R1)
  • Samara Sorus (M/P R1)

RACE Track

  • Tally Buckstaff (R1)
  • Soumya Kurnool (R1)
  • Mehul Trivedi (R1)
  • Edward Wang (R1)
  • Kendel Flegenheimer (R2)
  • Erin Roberts (R2)
  • Revathy Sampath-Kumar (R2)

Integrative Med

  • Anna Armitage (R1)
  • Amy Guzdar (R1)
  • Allison Ibarra (R1)
  • Annie Ondracek (M/P R1)
  • Kevin Sung (R1)
  • Allison Yip (R1)
  • Neena Iyer (R2)
  • Ambika Munaganuru (R3)

Black Bean Burgers—Yum!!

On Thursday evening, R2 Elizabeth Epstein led residents from the integrative medicine pathway through a virtual cooking class to make black bean burgers! Delicious and nutritious!!!

The recipe (below) comes from Elizabeth’s own cookbook A Beautiful HEART.


Serves 4

These favorite black bean burgers, which bear San Diego’s namesake and cultural flavor influences, are easy to make and perfect for grilling or cooking in a pan. These can be enjoyed on a whole wheat burger bun, but they are especially delicious served over lettuce with all kinds of delicious toppings stacked on top, eaten with a knife and fork.

1 15-oz can black beans, drained & rinsed 1⁄4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 tsp cumin

1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper

1⁄2 tsp garlic powder

1⁄2 tsp salt

1⁄4 cup chunky salsa

Add black beans to a medium bowl and partially mash with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Using your hands, form 4 medium-sized patties.

Heat a skillet or frying pan (nonstick or sprayed with nonstick spray) over medium heat. Add patties and cook for about 5 minutes per side.

To serve, add greens to a plate. Squeeze a little lemon or lime on top. Add black bean burger and spread a little mayo on top. Layer on sliced tomato, sliced avocado, a drizzle of cilantro crema, a dollop of salsa, and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar.

Serving size (137g = 1 large patty)

Amount per serving: Calories 140, % Daily Value, Total Fat 1g – 1%, Saturated Fat 0g – 0%, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg – 0%, Sodium 500mg – 22%, Total Carbohydrate 29g – 11%, Dietary Fiber 9g – 32%, Total Sugars 2g, Protein 8g, Vitamin D 0mcg – 0%, Calcium 60mg – 4%, Iron 2mg – 10%, Potassium 502mg – 10%

Pathway Applications – 2020

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that the applications for all our pathways are open!

This includes the following pathways:

– Global Medicine Pathway

– Hospital Medicine Pathway

– Integrative Medicine Pathway.

– Primary Care Pathway

– RACE (Residents As Clinician Educators) Track

The deadline is November 20th at 11:59pm PST. You may apply to as many of them as you would like, and we will work with you to match into one of them based on competitiveness, interest, and fit. Please note that you may do the Integrative Medicine Pathway concurrently with another pathway.

Please read the application requirements carefully (listed at the bottom of each google form) to ensure that you submit the required documents before the application deadline!

Global Medicine Pathway:

Hospital Medicine Pathway:

Integrative Medicine Pathway:

Primary Care Pathway:

Residents As Clinician Educators (RACE) Track

If you missed the pathway interest meeting, you can hear a bit about each pathway or review more on our blog under the ‘prospective residents’ heading, then ‘residency pathways’ here:

Feel free to reach out with any questions. Thank you!

Luke Webster, CMR

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