CATEGORICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
 

CONTACT US
Email: Anes.Admin@llu.edu
Phone: (909) 558 - 4015 


Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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Thank you for your interest in our residency program. We understand there are many factors to consider when selecting a residency. We believe Loma Linda is a great place to train! A few departmental highlights include:

Some of our advantages include:
 

 

All in beautiful Southern California! Please contact us to learn more about our program.

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Jason Gatling, MD
Program Director
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Melody Chang, MD
Associate Program Director
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Uoo Kim, MD
Associate Program Director
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Rashmi Vandse, MD
Associate Program Director

At Loma Linda University, we strive to prepare our residents for a successful career in Anesthesiology. We offer exposure to an exceptional variety of clinical cases, a strong didactic curriculum, research opportunities, and valuable faculty mentors. We believe perioperative medicine is a major pillar of anesthesia practice, and we integrate perioperative medicine throughout our curriculum. We are one of two programs in the nation that offers combined training in Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. Each year, we accept 14 Categorical Anesthesiology training positions, and 2 Combined Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine positions. Applications are accepted through ERAS.

Primary training in anesthesiology is concentrated at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center located in Loma Linda, California, a suburban community located 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The Medical Center is a major referral center with a catchment area that extends beyond the Inland Empire and the eastern California deserts.

The Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is adjacent to the Medical Center and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the Western United States. The Children’s Hospital is also a Level I Trauma Center and a very busy tertiary referral center for acute pediatric illnesses. With such a large population of children, the pediatric anesthesia experience is significant, comprising nearly 25% of the surgical case load.

Our residency program has been training outstanding anesthesiologists for over 40 years. Many of our graduates are leaders within their anesthesiology groups, hospitals, and medical societies. The Loma Linda Anesthesiology alumni network is large and extends throughout the United States and abroad, through this network our residents are connected to very competitive anesthesia fellowships and opportunities nationwide.

In summary, the Loma Linda University Department of Anesthesiology residency program offers superior training in perioperative medicine, high-risk adult and pediatric anesthesia, critical care, pain management, and point of care ultrasonography. We pride ourselves in graduating high-quality consultant anesthesiologists, and we hope you will consider training with us in sunny Southern California.

CURRICULUM

PGY-1

4 months of internal medicine

1 month each of:

  • Acute Care Surgery 

  • Cardiac Care Unit

  • Cardiac Consult Service

  • Chronic Pain Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit

  • Perioperative Surgical Home

3 weeks of Anesthesiology

1 week of Transfusion Medicine and Process Improvement Training 
 

PGY-2 / CA-1

  • OR Anesthesia (LLUMC Main Campus and VA Hospital)

  • Chronic and Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia  (VA Hospital Pain Clinic)

  • Preanesthesia Consultation and Education (PACE)

  • Some PGY-2 residents begin their subspecialty rotations in the Spring

PGY-3 / CA-2

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

  • Neuroanesthesia

  • OB Anesthesia

  • Surgical ICU

  • Cardiothoracic ICU

  • Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

  • Acute Pain

  • Chronic Pain (VA Hospital)

  • Regional Anesthesia (East Campus Hospital)

PGY-4 / CA-3

Advanced Clinical Experiences/Electives:

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

  • Neuroanesthesia

  • OB Anesthesia

  • OR Anesthesia

  • Surgical/Cardiothoracic ICU

  • Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)

  • Dedicated research time

MESSAGE FROM OUR
CHIEF RESIDENTS
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Darnell Sy
Residency / Fellowship Coordinator 
HOW TO APPLY

Loma Linda University participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match® with 14 categorical anesthesiology positions each year. All applications for the four-year program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ACGME Program #: 0400521016) and are accepted until October 31st.