Categorical Anesthesiology Residency Program


Phone: (909) 558 - 4015 
Ext. 44015
Hours of Operations: 
Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Jason Gatling, MD
Categorical Residency
Program Director
Melody Chang, MD
Categorical Residency
Associate Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our residency program. We have many opportunities for an applicant to consider when choosing a residency. Take some time to look around this site, and feel free to contact us for any further information.

Some of our advantages include:

  • A broad variety of clinical cases

  • A convenient location in Southern California

  • A state of the art Simulation Center

  • Our residents pass the boards at a rate well in excess of 90%

  • A superior job acquisition rate

  • Fellowship training available in cardiothoracic, pediatric, and critical care anesthesia

  • An interested and engaged faculty

  • An active Research Division



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


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. 

Sy, Darnell
Darnell Sy
Residency / Fellowship Coordinator