This four-year program alternates four-month block rotations between medicine and pediatrics.
The house officer is exposed to all core general medicine and pediatric rotations, as well as each of the subspecialties in both departments.
A combined medicine-pediatrics continuity clinic is staffed by combined medicine-pediatrics trained attending physicians.
Upon successful completion of this residency program, individuals become board eligible in both internal medicine and pediatrics.
Pediatric Rotation Examples
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
These residents are responsible for the care of critically ill children. They also participate in transport teams (composed of a physician, a nurse, and a respiratory therapist) who evaluate, treat, and transport patients from other hospitals and emergency rooms. These patients are usually transported by ambulance, helicopter, or airplane. Two months are spent in the PICU.
These residents see both acute care and continuity patients. Subspecialty clinics include adolescent medicine and behavioral pediatrics.
Each resident has an elective which can be used for any rotation that interests them. Popular choices include international rotations, informatics, research, radiology and dermatology.
Medicine Rotation Examples
Each resident will have one month as a PGY-1. During this month, residents will be exposed to a variety of medical problems including trauma, surgical, medical, and pediatric cases.
Residents are responsible for the care of patients admitted to the nursing home unit while learning to manage various geriatric syndromes.
Medicine Subspecialty Rotations
Residents may be responsible for evaluation of patients in both an inpatient and ambulatory setting. They may also participate in conferences unique to that subspecialty.
Pediatric Rotation Locations
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
SACHS clinic (FQHC)
International rotation affiliates in Guam and Malawi
Internal Medicine Rotation Locations
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital
Riverside University Health System - Medical Center