Residency is a busy time, but moonlighting can still be appealing. In our Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency Program, moonlighting policies are in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

Moonlighting During Residency

Because of ACGME regulations, moonlighting is available to residents in PGY-2 class and above. If you are a PGY-2, PGY-3 or PGY-4 resident with a valid California postgraduate training license or medical license, you may be eligible to moonlight. 

Also in accordance with ACGME, all moonlighting residents must: 

  • Be in good academic standing within the program.

  • Obtain pre-approval from the program director.

  • Obtain pre-approval from the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office.

Learning & Working Environment 

There are many in-house moonlighting opportunities within Loma Linda University Health for residents to earn additional income. These include emergency department triage shifts, overnight cross-cover of internal medicine patients and more. If you are interested in moonlighting, please note:

  • Because graduate medical education is a full-time endeavor, residents must ensure that moonlighting does not interfere with their ability to achieve the goals and objectives of their educational program. 

  • Residents are responsible for ensuring that moonlighting and other outside activities do not result in fatigue that might affect patient care or learning.

  • Residents are responsible for complying with their program's clinical experience and education policy. This policy has been approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and is consistent with the GME policy on clinical experience and education.