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Internal Medicine Residency Program

About the Program

Residency Overview

This three-year program provides a broad clinical experience in general and subspecialty Internal Medicine within the community hospital setting.

Quick Facts

Program duration: 3 years

13 4-week blocks

Approved positions: 18

Current filled positions: 18

How to Apply

The West Anaheim Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for first year (PGY-1) positions. Applicants who meet the WAMC criteria will be contacted by the Residency Coordinator, via e-mail only, for available interview times. No phone calls please due to the number of applicants.

The Resident Selection Committee and Program Director will make the final decision on applicants WAMC will rank with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Program Director

Asha R. Ravikumar, M.D. is the Program Director for the West Anaheim Medical Center Internal Medicine Program. She did her undergraduate work at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she also earned her M.D. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., followed by fellowship in Nephrology at the University of California in San Francisco.

In addition to Dr. Ravikumar’s responsibilities as Program Director, she is also an active Teaching Faculty member of the Program and working partner in Southern California Kidney Consultants, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine for Western University of Health Sciences.

Assistant Program Director

Fariborz Shams, D.O. is the Assistant Program Director for the West Anaheim Medical Center Internal Medicine Program; and was Program Director from 2014-2021. He did his undergraduate work at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California; internship at the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital/Bi-County Community Hospital; and residency at the Bi-County Community Hospital/Detroit River View Hospital.

In addition to Dr. Shams’ responsibilities as Assistant Program Director, he is also Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Trustees for West Anaheim Medical Center, an active Teaching Faculty member of the Program, and senior working partner for the Anaheim Family Medicine Center.