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Residency information

 

Postgraduate education

LLU/MC in valleyThe urology residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center is a six-year, ACGME-accredited program. Two applicants per year are accepted through the national urology residency match. The residency program emphasizes a well-rounded education, giving its residents ample exposure to all areas of urology including: endourology and stone disease, impotence, male infertility, pediatric urology, urinary incontinence, and urologic oncology. Residents rotate through two county hospitals, a VA hospital, and Loma Linda University Medical Center, which gives them the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population. 

In addition to clinical and surgical training, residents also present at weekly grand rounds and participate in didactic teaching sessions. They attend a monthly journal club, a monthly pathology conference, and a monthly morbidity and mortality conference. The residency program hosts lectures by visiting professors approximately three or four times a year. 

Rotation schedule

PGY-1 and PGY-2: Resident completes general surgery training at Loma Linda University. 

PGY-3:  Resident spends six months at LLUMC and six months at Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital. 

PGY-4: The year is dedicated to research. Most residents have multiple presentations at national meetings and publish articles as a result of their research. Clinical responsibilities during this year include cross-coverage for vacations and meeting time. 

PGY-5: Resident spends six months at Riverside County Regional Medical Center and six months at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. 

PGY-6: Resident has two three-month rotations between LLUMC and Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital. 

Call schedule: Urology residents have call two nights per week. Weekend call responsibilities average one weekend per month. 

Professional meetings: Attendance at professional meetings is encouraged. If papers are accepted for presentation, expenses to attend meetings are sponsored in part by the division. 

LLUMC house staff benefits

Please see the Loma Linda University stipends and benefits page. 

Residents are given a free membership to the Drayson Center, Loma Linda University's state-of-the-art exercise and recreation facility which was completed in 1995. 

Local information

LLUMC is located in central Southern California. The surrounding cities (San Bernardino, Redlands, Riverside, and Colton) are part of an area commonly known as the Inland Empire. Within 60-90 miles, one has access to the Pacific coast beaches, Los Angeles, the San Bernardino mountains (which feature lakes, hiking in national forests, and snow-skiing), and the desert (Palms Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Colorado River). 

The Loma Linda/Redlands area is a suburban, family-oriented community with a population of approximately 75,000. There are movie theaters, legitimate theater, county museums, the Mission Inn, and many fine restaurants. The Hulda Crook Park has miles of running and mountain biking trails. 

Contact information

Academic office: (909) 558-4196 

Fax: (909) 558-4806

 

 

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