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Recognizing that residents bring a world of individual interests and educational goals and objectives to their graduate medical education experiences, the Graduate Medical Education Office invites each resident to enhance their graduate medical education through participation in the Education Concentration Program. Each of the four concentrations provide integrated, interdisciplinary approaches and are unique in that they offer residents opportunities to develop introductory and advance level study in a chosen area or allow them to explore potential areas of interest.

The Education Concentration Program includes four individual areas. These areas were selected because of their importance to the practice and profession of medicine, the interests of residents and faculty, and the mission of our institution. Each are ACGME competency-based and are directed and taught by an LLUMC physician and faculty members chosen for their accomplishments in the concentration. Each oversight committee is encouraged to include residents/fellows as well. These concentration committees monitor the progress of residents and mentors each resident participant. Additionally, the committees plan and implement learning activities that provide residents with area-specific skills and experience. Each concentration has their own specific ACGME competencies, educational goals and learning objectives, and specific academic requirements.

Participation in any of the Education Concentration is voluntary and the resident must obtain approval from their Program Director to enroll. We invite you to review the four education concentrations and then follow the process for enrollment as outlined in their webite.

Education & Teaching

Physician Director: Dr. Larry Loo, Vice Chair for Education & Faculty Development, Department of Medicine

A primary goal of this concentration is to cultivate excellent and committed residents as teachers through understanding the art and science of teaching, inspiring them to be great teachers, and to give them the skills to do so. A goal is to foster an interest and involvement in academic medicine and facilitate identified residents to return to LLUMC as faculty.


Global Service

Physician Director: Dr. N. Margarete Ezinwa, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Department of Family Medicine

Residents will be provided with the opportunity for a basic or advanced concentration in global health service.

The basic concentration will include global health lectures, international service electives, local community-based service programs, and mentorship with experienced global health clinicians. For those interested in the advanced concentration they will have the opportunity to complete a global health online course, become members of the ASTMH, take the ASTMH exam, and receive a CTropMed certificate.

Upon completion of either the basic or advanced concentration, the resident will be prepared to participate in ongoing short-term or long-term international health opportunities.  View Brochure


Health Disparities

Physician Director: Dr. Patricia Flynn, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Assistant Professor, School of Behavioral Health

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The health disparities research concentration is "tailor-made" to your specific department and residency program needs in collaboration with identified member(s) of your faculty that have already developed their careers in this respective area.


Lifestyle Medicine

Physician Director: Dr. Camille Clarke, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

The goal of this concentration is to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for residents to effectively and efficiently promote healthy lifestyle changes in their patients. This includes how to build an alliance with the patient as well as promote any strategies or medications that foster wellness.