Preparing for Residency

Most popular medical residency programs in California


This past year, FREIDA™ users tallied nearly 2 million views of medical residency programs, sorting the options with numerous filters. The most-used filter narrows residency programs by state.

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Drawn from more than 160,270 pageviews of the 1,214 California residency programs, we share the 15 programs that were most viewed by FREIDA™ users looking for details about California residencies.

For another unique view of which programs are capturing the attention of your peers, check out our list of the 20 most-viewed residency specialties.

Rankings are based on user activity on FREIDA™ from Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2023. To qualify for this analysis, users must have searched by specialty and applied a state or region filter. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

  1. Prime West Consortium/West Anaheim Medical Center Program (Internal Medicine)

  2. University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno Program (Internal Medicine)

  3. Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Program (Internal Medicine)

  4. UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program (Internal Medicine)

  5. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program (Internal Medicine)

  6. Kern Medical Center Program (Internal Medicine)

  7. St Mary Medical Center Program (Internal Medicine)

  8. Prime West Consortium Program (Internal Medicine)

  9. St Agnes Medical Center (Fresno) Program (Internal Medicine)

  10. University of Southern California/Los Angeles General Medical Center (USC/LA General) Program (Internal Medicine)

  11. University of California (San Francisco) Program (Internal Medicine)

  12. Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University Program (Internal Medicine)

  13. Prime West Consortium/Centinela Hospital Medical Center Program (Internal Medicine)

  14. San Joaquin General Hospital Program (Internal Medicine)

  15. University of California (Irvine) Program (Internal Medicine)

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