We are so pleased that you’re considering the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency Program at Loma Linda University. We are based in the 13th largest metropolitan area in the United States – larger than 27 states! – allowing for a large referral base as well as a variety of diseases. Our residents rotate through the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, the Jerry L Pettis Memorial VA Hospital in Loma Linda as well as the Riverside University Medical Center (county hospital) allowing for a wide variety of clinical experiences. The Med-Peds residents also have their own private practice at the Moreno Valley Med-Peds Continuity Clinic, separate from that of the categorical Internal Medicine and categorical Pediatrics residents.
Our faculty is united in our goals of delivering excellent clinical care as well as providing excellent, quality education to our residents and students. Our graduates complete residency very well prepared for just about ANYTHING – private practice in outpatient and/or inpatient general practice, fellowship, hospital leadership, etc.
Our faculty and residents embody Loma Linda University’s motto “To Make Man Whole” by emphasizing the social and spiritual sides of each patient/family encounter as well as the physical concerns. We accomplish this by having faculty and residents from all walks of life and diverse beliefs. In addition, our program also emphasizes “Whole Resident Care” as well by having a collegial and respectful atmosphere among the residents and faculty which fosters a strong sense of camaraderie.
We currently accept 4 residents per year and have a total complement of 16 residents in our program. We invite you to check out the links on this page. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope to meet you soon!
Vince Cacho, MD, FAAP
Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program