Welcome from the Program Director
I am pleased you are considering a career as a pediatrician. The Pediatric Primary Care Residency Training Program, a collaborative effort between Loma Linda University, Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC) and the University of California, Riverside. This program will offer you the opportunity to train in a world renowned Children’s Hospital, a state of the art county facility and various ambulatory settings to fully prepare you for a career as a general pediatrician. The pediatric faculty at RCRMC are employed by Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and have the singular objective of providing excellent patient care while training the next generation of physicians.
We are dedicated to not only your educational journey to becoming a pediatrician but also to your well-being. Loma Linda University's motto, "To make man whole," expresses our emphasis on the social and spiritual aspects of the patient and family as well as their physical needs. This approach also applies to how we support our residents.
Our department consists of faculty and residents with a wide diversity of beliefs and religious preferences who share a central commitment to provide excellent and compassionate patient care as a pediatrician. A large measure of our department's success and continued growth relate to its atmosphere of mutual trust and friendship and a dedication to continually improve our service to children in our community and the world.
We have a diverse patient population with over 25% of the region’s population under 18 years of age. Riverside County is adjacent to San Bernardino County and is collectively known as the “Inland Empire”. Our two hospitals sit 17 miles from each other, one in each county. The Inland Empire boasts the 3rd most populous area of California and there is no lack of interesting patient encounters to learn from. I am interested in applicants from all backgrounds who approach training with passion, humor, teamwork, and a dedication to excellence. The pages that follow detail some of the features of our program. I hope that you will call or visit us soon.
Alexandra Clark, MD
Associate Program Director for Loma Linda University
Children's Hospital Chair, Department of Pediatrics at
Riverside County Regional Medical Center