Internal Medicine / Anesthesiology Combined Residency Program

Loma Linda University is one of only three programs nationwide to offer this innovative combined training experience.
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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Stier, Gary
Gary Stier, MD
Combined Residency
Program Director
Lee, Sonny
Sonny Lee, MD
Combined Residency
Associate Program Director

The Loma Linda University Departments of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine have joined educational efforts to offer a combined integrated training program in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. This combined program is five years in length and will allow for the development of physicians who are fully qualified and board certified in both specialties.Loma Linda University is one of only three programs nationwide to offer this innovative combined training experience.

The delivery of health care is undergoing rapid change. The physician of the future will be expected to demonstrate a much wider skill set than previously required. Expected skills will include the consistent delivery of evidence-based, cost-effective care; an expanded knowledge of the principles of patient safety and quality improvement; care coordination; system redesign; and team leadership. Graduates of this program will be uniquely qualified to develop careers focused on the management and treatment of complex adult diseases, severe chronic illnesses, and perioperative care. The strengths of both internal medicine and anesthesiology complement each other providing a quality educational experience that enables the trainee to become a leader in the medical field.

The curricular components of the combined program conform to the program requirements for accreditation in by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, including both the common and specialty specific program ACGME requirements. The curriculum design assures an organized educational experience and continuum of training throughout the residency program. Additional details for combined training in internal medicine and anesthesiology can be accessed through both the ABA and ABIM websites.

The strong belief is that graduates of this program will be highly recruited by academic teaching centers, health care organizations, and physician recruitment agencies to fill needed roles within the health care industry, particularly in the areas of perioperative medicine and care coordination, process improvement, and physician leadership.


PGY-1 (Internal Medicine)

  • Internal Medicine 

  • Ambulatory Medicine 

  • Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)

  • Cardiac Consult Service

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

  • Geriatrics

  • Neurology

  • Nephrology

  • Medicine Elective​

PGY-2 (Anesthesiology)

  • OR Anesthesia 

  • Pain Management

  • Pre-anesthesia Clinic

  • Pediatric Anesthesia​

PGY-3 (Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine)

  • Ambulatory Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

  • Surgical ICU

  • Post-anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit

  • Obstetric Anesthesia

  • Medicine Electives

​PGY-4 (Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine)

  • Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)

  • Ambulatory Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

  • Pain Management

  • Neuroanesthesia

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Acute Pain / Regional Anesthesia

  • Outlying/Non-OR Anesthesia

  • Medicine Electives

PGY-5 (Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine)

  • Ambulatory Medicine

  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

  • Neuro Intenstive Care Unit

  • Advanced Clinical Anesthesia

  • Medicine Electives

Sy, Darnell
Darnell Sy
Residency / Fellowship Coordinator 

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.