15th Annual Program Directors Retreat

I trust the 15th Annual Program Directors Retreat helped you deal with inter-generational teaching and learning. 

If you and your faculty members would like to explore this area further, contact Dr. Parsley and/or Dr. Loo for Faculty Development.  Consider these local speakers:

  • Mindi Guptill
  • Larry Loo
  • Melissa Pereau

Erika Matthews was honored with the Above and Beyond award for coordinators and Alex Zouros was recognized with the Pat-on-the-Back Award for program directors.  A special recognition was given to Amelia Maeda who has served 48 years as Program Coordinator for Pediatrics.   Congratulations to them for their continuous commitment to GME!


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New Program Director's Orientation Series

The series will continue on the third Wednesdays of each month unless we jointly choose another date. The purpose of these sessions are to enhance your effectiveness as a graduate medical education leader at Loma Linda University Health.  

We hope you find these sessions valuable.

September Series



Standardizing MSPE   Association of American Medical Colleges

In an effort to make MSPE more transparent and useful to program directors who want to select interviewees based on factors other than USMLE scores, the AAMC Task Force released some initial suggestions. The aim is to help you know where to look for various pieces of information. We hope all MSPE will be as easy to use as the LLU SOM MSPE.

AAMC Recommendations


Health Resources and Services AdministrationTeaching Health Center Grant Yields Funds

Our HRSA Grants Officer visited SACHS in conjunction with the opening of the new San Bernardino Campus and prepared a report praising SACHS and our GME programs. In this report, she noted that HRSA has awarded $9.5 million to SACHS so far in the three years of the three grants. Thanks to everyone for making this possible, especially Kevin Shannon, Sharon Riesen, Hoby Lee, and Tim Lee!


Patient Centered Medical Home Certification for SACHS

In other news, the SACHS Norton site earned the designation as the highest level Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from NCQA. SACHS prepares your residents to practice in multidisciplinary teams as coordinators of care. Congratulations to all the staff at SACHS including Jason Lohr  and Kevin Shannon and to our Family Medicine Residency Program led by Hoby Lee and Roger Woodruff,  for making this happen.


LLUHEC is Fully Accredited as a Sponsoring Institution

The Institutional Review Committee of the ACGME gave us continued accreditation as a sponsoring institution. That’s good news. The bad news is that we now become eligible to have a CLER visit.


Milestone Report Released

Please check out the first look at what milestones are being reported for your specialty. 

Milestone Report


Core Competencies

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has implemented a requirement that Residents must obtain competence in the six areas listed below to the level expected of a new practitioner. Accreditation of a given residency is contingent on this requirement being met. Programs define the specific knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes required, and provide educational experiences as needed in order for Residents to demonstrate the following:

  1. Patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health programs and the promotion of health;
  2. Medical knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care;
  3. Practice-based learning and improvement that involves the investigation and evaluation of care for their patients, the appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care;
  4. Interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals;
  5. Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to patients of diverse backgrounds;
  6. Systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.