Why consider a medical residency with Cottage Health System?
We are committed to teaching. We are the largest private hospital on the California coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco and our diverse range of cases and venues provides incredible opportunities for learning. Our program environment is one of collegiality and teamwork. While residents take on significant responsibilities for patient care, they are always supported by attending physicians. Internal medicine and surgery residents staff a county-operated ambulatory care facility with primary care and referral clinics to accommodate the needs of indigent patients. Any patient who is seen at this facility and requires hospitalization is admitted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and cared for by our residents.
Our diverse student body is recruited from prestigious medical schools in the United States and abroad. Our program offers the flexibility to meet the individual needs and interests of every resident. At Cottage, we treat every resident with respect and we believe strongly that residents who are encouraged to maintain a balanced life perform better within our residency program.
2012-2013 Resident Staff Photo Guide (PDF)