Welcome to Our Residency Website!
Loma Linda Department of Psychiatry offers a fully accredited 4-year general psychiatry program with a total of 30 resident positions. We pride ourselves on having a wide diversity of training sites available for our residents. Established clinical sites include Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda VA Hospital, Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center (our private sector inpatient psychiatric hospital), Loma Linda Behavioral Health Institute (our outpatient treatment facility which we share with our departments of psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work), and SAC Health System in San Bernardino (a community health center). We are also finalizing plans to launch rotations with San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, beginning in October 2013. Furthermore, we are in conversations to re-establish rotations with Patton State Hospital to strengthen our clinical forensic psychiatry training. Our primary training sites are clustered within Loma Linda/Redlands and only a 10-15 minute drive away from one end to the other. Our farthest training sites are no more than a 30 minute drive from Loma Linda.
Our residents treat a wide variety of patients, spanning the entire spectrum of age and socioeconomic status. Our robust child/adolescent psychiatry services include a 14-bed inpatient child unit, a 30-bed inpatient adolescent unit, a weekly outpatient clinic, partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs, and two more specialized programs tailored towards intensive treatment of patients struggling with self-injurious behavior or chronic medical conditions. In addition to our adult inpatient units we also have several partial hospital programs tailored towards treatment of various populations including patients struggling with substance addiction, dual diagnosis, eating disorder, and borderline personality disorder. We have inpatient and outpatient geriatric psychiatry services.
Loma Linda University Medical Center was founded by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but you do not have to be an Adventist to be welcomed, work at, and contribute to the institution. In fact, a large number of residents and faculty within and outside of our department are of various faith backgrounds (including agnostic or atheist). As a residency program, we value an appreciation and understanding of how our patients' faith impacts their experience of their illnesses, and use this understanding to enhance our pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of our patients. Besides expanding our understanding of whole-person care, the institution's ties to the Seventh Day Adventist Church give us a unique opportunity for clinical experiences in global psychiatry through the church's world-wide network of hospital systems. Our residents have gone in various capacities on global elective experiences to various parts of China, India, Africa, and Guam. For those of you that are seeking a position for psychiatry residency training, thank you for your interest in our program.
You are stepping into an exciting and rewarding field! Our residency position interviews this year will be on Mondays from November 10 through December 15. We have a FAQ page on which we have tried to address the most commonly asked questions, but if you have any further questions about your application please contact our uber-helpful and wonderful Residency Program Coordinator, Priscilla Verales, at (909) 558-9532.
Timothy Lee, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
1686 Barton Road
BHI, Box D & E
Redlands, CA 92373