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Rotation Descriptions*

Pediatric Rotations


Pediatric Clinics

This rotation is performed at the Pediatric Teaching Office, a busy clinic, which sees both acute care and continuity patients. Subspecialty clinics include adolescent medicine and behavioral pediatrics.

Pediatric Elective

Each resident has one month, which can be used to perform any rotation that interests them. Popular choices include research, radiology, and an additional month in the pediatric intensive care unit. Residents also have the opportunity to rotate at affiliated hospitals in Nepal, Guam and Mexico.

Pediatric Emergency Room (ER)

This rotation is performed at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Residents are responsible for the evaluation and management of patients admitted to the emergency department. This may include performing procedures under local anesthesia or conscious sedation and evaluation of pediatric trauma patients.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

This rotation is performed at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, which is a major referral center for emergency departments and hospitals in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Residents are responsible for the care of critically ill children. They also participate in transport teams (composed of a physician, a nurse, and a respiratory therapist) who evaluate, treat, and transport patients from other hospitals and emergency rooms. These patients are usually transported by ambulance, helicopter, or airplane. One month is spent in the PICU. An additional month may be taken as an elective.

Pediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

This rotation is performed at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, which has a large NICU and is a major referral center. Patients here receive care for complex cases and services such as ECMO that are not available in other hospitals in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Pediatric Newborn Nursery

This rotation is performed at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Residents are responsible for the care of patients admitted to the newborn nursery.

Pediatric Subspecialty Rotations

These rotations are performed at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and affiliated clinics. Residents may be responsible for evaluation of patients in both an inpatient and ambulatory setting. They may also participate in conferences unique to that subspecialty

Pediatric Wards

This rotation is performed at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, and the teams are divided into subspecialties: Team A is general pediatrics; Team B is pulmonary; Team C is neurology; Team D is gastroenterology; Team G is community pediatrics; Team H is nephrology; and Team K is Kaiser Permanente in Fontana. Residents will perform a rotation on each team once during their pediatric months.

Medicine Rotations

Medicine Ambulatory

This rotation is performed at either the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda or at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Each resident is assigned a schedule containing primary care, subspecialty, and urgent care experiences.

Medicine Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

This rotation is performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Residents are responsible for the care of patients admitted with critical cardiac pathology and to the Cardiology service.

Medicine Elective

Each resident has two months that can be used to perform any rotation in which they are interested. Popular choices include research, procedures (at Riverside County Regional Medical Center), radiology, gastrointestinal procedures, and cardiac treadmills. There are also some international opportunities.

Medicine Emergency Room (ER)

This rotation is performed at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Each resident will have one month as a PGY-1. During this month, residents will be exposed to a variety of medical problems including trauma, surgical, medical, and pediatric cases.

Medicine Geriatrics

This rotation is performed at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital. Residents are responsible for the care of patients admitted to the nursing home units.

Medicine Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

This rotation is performed at the Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital. One month is spent at each facility. Residents are responsible for the care of critically ill patients.

Medicine Neurology

This rotation is performed at either Loma Linda University Medical Center or the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital. Residents work with Neurology attending and resident physicians to care for patients with neurological problems.

Medicine Oncology

This rotation is performed either at Loma Linda University Medical Center or the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital. During this month, the resident may be responsible for consultations and the inpatient or outpatient care of hematology-oncology patients.

Medicine Subspecialty Rotations

These rotations are performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, Riverside County Regional Medical Center and affiliated clinics. Residents may be responsible for evaluation of patients in both an inpatient and ambulatory setting. They may also participate in conferences unique to that subspecialty.

Medicine Wards

This rotation is performed at either the Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, or Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Interns are primarily responsible for the care of the patients on service. Senior residents are responsible for teaching the members on each team.

*Rotations are subject to change.