Our residents love the field of pathology and hail from a variety of different backgrounds. We pride ourselves in the diversity of our residents and the tight knit, family-like nature of our resident cohort.

Living in Loma Linda and Redlands provides the lower cost and safety of suburban life with the access to an international airport, sports, and theme parks of a metropolitan region. The area is also incredibly environmentally diverse, with beaches, alpine mountains, and the desert all within 60 miles.

Activities Outside of Work

  • Residents, attendings, and staff get together for the annual LLU Pathology Christmas Party, and a separate informal ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ party.

  • The neighboring city of Redlands hosts a number of local, independently-owned food and drink options to explore on nights and weekends, and is known for its avid cycling culture

  • Residents and attendings alike take advantage of the Loma Linda hills and local Yucaipa hills, which offer an abundance of hiking and mountain bike trails.

  • The local San Bernardino Mountains offer access to multiple ski resorts in the winter and downhill mountain biking in the summer, within less than a hour drive of LLUH.

  • A multitude of beaches, theme parks, and other attractions lie a 60-90 minute drive away, including Disney Land, LegoLand, Universal Studios, the San Diego Zoo.

Resident Wellness

Our program is committed to promoting resident wellness, including both personal and spiritual well-being and work/life balance. Our program designates a Chief Wellness Resident each year to serve on the GME Wellness Committee, guided by our GME Wellness Director, Dr. Amy Schill.

Day in the Life of a Pathology Resident

The work day varies significantly among our diverse anatomic and clinical pathology rotations, however, a typical day begins at 8 AM with a protected morning didactic conference. This is usually followed by case preview and pathology report preparation on AP and Hematopathology rotations, or laboratory exposure and consultation on the various CP rotations. Pathology reports are fully completed by residents with case review and report modification performed during signout with the assigned attending. Work days typically last from 8 to 5 PM on most CP rotations, and 8 to 6-7 PM on most AP rotations.
 
    Training at Loma Linda is the ideal place for growing into a confident pathologist. The learning opportunities are plentiful and the support is exceptional. It is humbling to be accepted into such an amazing family of colleagues. Choosing Loma Linda is one of the best decisions I have ever made.