Since 1967 Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry has functioned as a full service, academic department and well-established specialty. LLUMC Department of Psychiatry offers a fully accredited 4-year general psychiatry program that accepts 7 new residents each year. Residents spend time at a number of training locations which include Loma Linda University Medical Center, a tertiary care hospital, the Loma Linda University Pediatric Hospital, the Loma Linda VA Hospital, and San Bernardino County clinics, SACHS. The program has a richness of diversity in training settings, a broad cross-section of patients of many ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, and pathologies due to the balance of private, county and government populations served by the department.
The program is in a region of vast growth and need. LLUMC offers a wide variety of services and excellent training opportunities. Not only do residents acquire inpatient training in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric specialties, they see their patients in a continuum of care in the partial day hospital, the intensive outpatient programs, outpatient clinics and psychotherapy clinics. Specialty areas include addictions; consult liaison, eating disorders, forensics, and child and adolescent.
We are excited about developments in our psychotherapy curriculum and outpatient clinic, our partnership with the Loma Linda University International Behavioral Trauma Team, a new partnership with the School of Public Health in Disaster Preparedness, our ongoing Global Psychiatry Elective, our continued focus on Integration of Spirituality and Psychiatry, and research in autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s dementia, and teaching of medical students.
Graduate medical education and medical school training are important facets of Loma Linda University. Residents are very important and valued as learners, educators, physicians, and persons. I believe there is no finer institution to learn the art of compassionate care combined with the highest standard of medical knowledge and practice.
Mary Ann Schaepper, MD, MEd, DFAPA
Director, Residency Education
Department of Psychiatry
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
1686 Barton Road
BHI, Box D & E
Redlands, CA 92373