Loma Linda University Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency (or Med-Peds) is a four-year program that leads to board eligibility in two essential specialties. You’ll serve patients in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, which are among the most medically underserved areas in the country.
Our faculty is united in our goals of delivering excellent clinical care to patients and providing quality education to you. You’ll find a collegial and respectful atmosphere among the residents, faculty, and administration, fostering a sense of camaraderie.
- We currently accept four residents per year, with a total of 16 residents in our program.
- Program alternates four-month block rotations between medicine and pediatrics.
- Residents are exposed to all core general medicine and pediatric rotations, as well as each of the subspecialties in both departments.
- Combined medicine-pediatrics continuity clinic staffed by combined med-peds trained attending physicians.
- Upon completion, residents 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 inpatient and ambulatory settings. 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