San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W. Hospital Road, French Camp, CA  95231  (209) 468-6000
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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Program Overview

Image of Mohsen Saadat DO, FACP Chair, Department of Internal Medicine; Program Director, IM Residency Program   Mohsen Saadat
Chair, Department of
Internal Medicine;
Program Director,
IM Residency Program


The Internal Medicine Residency Program at San Joaquin General Hospital, a county institution, has been in existence since 1932. Our Program is small and vibrant, geared towards hands-on clinical training. Without any competing fellowship programs, the residents receive a very comprehensive and balanced education in the ambulatory and inpatient areas of General Internal Medicine. Our Program is structured to provide a broad clinical experience, enabling the resident physician to become a clinically competent and caring internist.

Under the guidance of our energetic full-time faculty physicians, our residents assume great graduated responsibility. During inpatient rotations, they are the first contact to evaluate, formulate a plan of care, and manage patients from admission to discharge. Throughout the three years of their training, the residents complete a minimum of 130 comprehensive faculty-supervised Continuity Clinics in addition to many subspecialty electives. The University Of California campuses at San Francisco and Davis participate with our training program in providing didactics, teaching and management rounds in addition to furnishing the residents with several elective rotations. Furthermore, ambulatory rotations at the local Kaiser Permanente in Stockton adds to the diversity of training.


Upon graduation, the majority of residents have been inclined towards a hospitalist career in Northern California. A sizable number of graduates have continued training in the specialties of Pulmonary/ Critical Care and Cardiology. Several Program graduates have also chosen to practice in a traditional ambulatory care setting.

The Residency Program has always fostered the concept of education in new arenas. We launched our Simulation Lab using mannequins for a variety of case scenarios and training in bedside ultrasonography utilizing the concept of “goal-directed ultrasound imaging.”

Our Program is dedicated to healing, caring, and teaching. We thrive in providing the best place to work and best place to learn.