Our program trains residents to improve patient and community health outcomes while providing the highest quality care possible. To accomplish this, we incorporate evidence-based medical practices, high-value care initiatives, and research focused on quality care and patient safety.

Program Highlights

  • Our three-year program offers a community hospital experience with university resources available 24/7.
  • You are supervised by the same practicing attending during your entire residency continuity clinic experience, offering more personalized guidance.
  • You have your own panel of patients and learn important aspects of outpatient care, such as billing, coding, and how to run a successful practice.
  • As one of six residents, you receive all the benefits of a 1:1 faculty-to-resident ratio.
  • You receive valuable patient exposure in state-of-the-art stroke and cardiovascular centers.

Program Components


There is a critical need for internal medicine care in our region. To serve this diverse community, our program’s core focus is to produce exceptional internal medicine physicians. Our curriculum provides an ideal learning environment, balanced between didactics and hands-on experience.


Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta is our 118-bed hospital. We provide medical services to the communities of Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, and San Jacinto.

Tri-Valley Medical Group will be your main external clinic site. You’ll receive robust, hands-on experience in outpatient general medicine, serving a diverse population and providing care for various conditions.


We believe research is foundational to providing quality care driven by evidence and patient outcomes. Our program requires all residents to complete a research project with the guidance of faculty mentors and the support of Loma Linda University Health resources.

Education Concentrations

A Clinical Educator Track is planned for those interested in pursuing subspecialty training. This rigorous program will provide additional experiences to strengthen fellowship applications.

As a new program, we are excited and privileged to have the opportunity to serve our community. We have the flexibility to create a program that optimally serves resident educational needs while providing exceptional medical care and improving access to care in the region.