Program director: Jamie Osborn, MD
Program coordinator: Kathy Martens; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address, phone, and fax: 25455 Barton Road, Suite 209-B, Loma Linda, CA 92354; Phone: (909) 558-6688, Fax: (909) 558-6656
Faculty: Meet the faculty.
For further information, contact Kathy Martens by mail, phone, fax, or email. (information listed above)
Program mission: "Called to excellence, compassion, and wholeness"
Type of program: Community hospital-based, university-administered
Location of program: Loma Linda is a suburban university community located in the Inland Empire, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The narrow valley is surrounded by the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains which rise to over 11,000 feet.
Transportation: The Riverside and San Bernardino areas boast an extensive freeway system which carries much less traffic than the Los Angeles area. The local bus service is excellent. Ontario International Airport, a 20-minute drive from Loma Linda, offers daily connections to all major airports. Los Angeles has recently become more accessible due to the addition of the new public train system, Metrolink.
Size of program: 32 residents (12/8/8/4).
Southern California beaches, mountain snow skiing, or golf in Palm Springs are each only one hour or less drive from Loma Linda. Whether you like wilderness back packing, mountain biking, rock climbing, or just soaking up the sun at the beach, there are plenty of weekend opportunities. See more information about the area.
Loma Linda University family medicine residency offers a "best-of-both-worlds" combination of a university program in a community hospital. Consider some of our unique strengths and advantages:
Our community hospital adult medicine inpatient service, where, from the first year, you will do ICU/CCU management, procedures, and teach medical students. As a second or third year resident you supervise the team. Patients are managed entirely by our family medicine team -- no chasing down private attendings to round or competing with residents from other specialties. Patients requiring specialty services receive consultation from university specialists while remaining on your service, under your continuing care.
Academic and clinical resources of the world-class Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital, located less than one mile away, with a network of affiliated institutions providing many opportunities for rotations and electives. Hundreds of university faculty are available for teaching conferences or consultations on your patients.
Optional fully integrated 4-year combined Preventive Medicine/Family Medicine Program with two tracks: Global Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.
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Program faculty from the LLU Department of Family Medicine with diverse skills in clinical practice, clinical teaching, sports medicine, geriatrics, clinical ethics, behavioral medicine, preventive medicine, palliative care and research.
Spacious, homelike call facility with a fully-equipped kitchen and family room, showers, and four sleeping rooms, two of which have double beds for the convenience of spouses.
Attractive Family Medicine Center equipped with exercise treadmill, video flexible sigmoidoscope, colposcope, cryosurgery, and minor surgery facilities.
Strong behavioral and integrative care curriculum that will give you the skills to deal with the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of patient care and your own professional well-being.
Church-affiliated hospital with an inclusive spiritual atmosphere in which your own religious faith and practices will be respected and valued.
Drayson Center membership is a free "perk" for our residents. This facility provides residents with indoor sports facilities including, basketball courts, a weight room, volleyball courts, racquetball courts, table tennis, and floor hockey. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, football, soccer, and basketball. Classes and training are available in many outdoor and recreational activities including rock climbing, camping, tennis, and marathon race training.
"Our richest treasure at Loma Linda is the beautifully diverse team of residents, faculty, and staff that God has called together. We express our calling not just to medicine, or to teaching, but to one another. Because we care for one another, together we can share in a truly unique healing experience with our patients."
Our patients are drawn from a variety of ethnic and cultural groups, including Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American, and Asian. Knowledge of medical Spanish is helpful, but not essential, due to our bilingual staff.
Our residency graduates are practicing in both urban and rural areas across the United States. They are in HMOs and residency faculty positions, as well as private group practices.
Five CME/meeting days may be taken during the second and third year of residency. A resident-administered fund is available for resident continuing medical education, books, dues, licensing, and travel. See LLUMC residency stipends and benefits.
Required teaching conferences for all residents are held Tuesdays and Fridays during noon hour.
Tuesday afternoon all residents attend teaching seminars and specialty clinics that are part of the ongoing longitudinal curriculum in behavioral medicine and integrative care, ambulatory medicine topics, cardiology, dermatology clinic, high risk OB, pediatrics, gastroenterology, practice management, and geriatrics.
Each resident, along with a faculty member, leads two journal club discussions. Each resident must complete and write up a research project under the supervision of our research faculty.
We are looking for applicants who fit our mission: called to excellence, compassion, and wholeness. These applicants demonstrate commitment to the ideals of family medicine and whole-person care, possess and develop excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and are glad to serve others with energy and compassion.
Our residency program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Be sure the following are included with your ERAS application:
- An official copy of your medical school transcript and dean's letter
- Copies of USMLE Part 1 scores, and Part 2 if taken
- A minimum of two letters of recommendation
- Your curriculum vitae, personal statement, and any other material that you feel would enhance your application.
- International medical graduates must have a current California letter stating eligibility to begin training. Please refer to the House Staff Office for eligibility requirements before submitting your application.
Interviews are by written invitation.We will be interviewing on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from November through the end of January 2010..