The Loma Linda University Medical Center Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship is a three-year ACGME-accredited program, accepting two or three fellows per year. It is a part of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, which graduates approximately 140 medical students, and the Department of Medicine, which graduates about 27 Internal Medicine residents annually.
The fellowship utilizes three major teaching hospitals: Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (VAMC), and Riverside University Medical Center (RUMC). Together, they account for over 1200 adult beds. Loma Linda is about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, in a part of Southern California known as the Inland Empire. The Medical Center serves as the preeminent referral center for Southern Nevada, California’s Owens Valley Region, Eastern Los Angeles County, and portions of California’s High Desert and Central Valley; in all, a region of seven million people.
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Hyperbaric and Sleep Medicine provides inpatient general pulmonary consultation and procedural services, pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and directs the medical intensive care units at all three hospitals. In addition, the Division offers an interventional pulmonology service, a busy hyperbaric medicine practice, and outpatient thoracic oncology, pulmonary vascular disease, and sleep medicine clinics.