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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Program Components


The LLU Med-Peds Program follows a curriculum curated to meet the combined guidelines established by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). With clinical exposure and structured didactics, we prepare residents for the Pediatric and Internal Medicine Board Exams.


Our Med-Peds residents practice at 5 different sites during their residency:

  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center / VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
  • Social Action Community Health System 
  • Loma Linda University Moreno Valley Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic 


Resident can pursue pediatric and/or internal medicine research for our various patient populations in the U.S. Research months may be chosen as an elective and residents work closely with a faculty member during this time.

Additionally, residents are required to do research on quality improvement (QI) and must present during didactics during the year.

Education Concentrations

Loma Linda University offers an Education Concentration Program in 4 different areas:

  • Education and Teaching
  • Global Service
  • Health Disparities
  • Lifestyle Medicine

These are completely voluntary, and approval from our Program Director would be required to enroll.