Graduate Medical Education
\\\Riverside GME Program
New Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Riverside Community Hospital Receives ACGME Accreditation
First 25 Internal Medicine residents will begin training in July 2016 in
affiliation with the UC Riverside School of Medicine
Riverside, Calif, October 13, 2015 – Riverside Community Hospital announced today it has received notice
of accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME ) to sponsor a residency training program with its first class
of internal medicine residents in July 2016.
Dr. Robby Gulati, Program Director for Internal Medicine at Riverside Community
Hospital, was notified of the accreditation by ACGME, the national body
responsible for post-graduate physician training programs in the U.S.
This program has been developed in affiliation with the UCR School of
Medicine and marks an important milestone for Riverside Community Hospital’s
Graduate Medical Education Program.
“I am proud of the program we have developed in partnership with
UC Riverside School of Medicine and with the Riverside Medical Clinic,”
said Dr. Gulati. “We have excellent clinicians as educators who
are looking forward to training more Internal Medicine physicians to meet
the needs of our Inland Empire communities.”
“RCH is pleased to offer Riverside’s newest residency program
with the UC Riverside School of Medicine,” said Patrick Brilliant,
President and CEO of Riverside Community Hospital. “Our Internal
Medicine program, together with the next programs being developed, will
attract the next generation of physicians into our medical community.
Riverside Community Hospital is committed to training the next generation
of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education programs.”
The Riverside Community Hospital/UC Riverside School of Medicine Internal
Medicine Residency Program is listed with the National Resident Matching
Program and will begin interviewing medical school seniors for positions
in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Internal medicine is a medical specialty in which physicians specialize
in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Following
graduation from medical school, physicians interested in internal medicine
train an additional three years in order to become fully independent practicing
physicians and eligible for board certification. During training, residents
provide patient care under the supervision of attending physicians who
are faculty of the residency program.
Riverside Community Hospital will be the primary inpatient training facility
for the new program, with additional training at Riverside Medical Clinic
and other specialty sites. As the academic partner of the new program,
the UCR School of Medicine will provide educational support and some teaching faculty.
“The approval of the RCH residency program helps reinforce the medical
school’s mission to expand and diversify the physician workforce
in Inland Southern California. This region has a severe shortage of physicians
– particularly in primary care specialties like internal medicine,”
said Neal Schiller, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the UCR School of Medicine.
“By building new residency training programs in our area, over time
we will begin to reverse that shortage. That is because one of the primary
drivers of where physicians practice is where they complete residency
The Internal Medicine program will have a total of 55 residents by 2018.
Several additional residency programs are being planned.
About Riverside Community Hospital
Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital is a 373- licensed bed, full-service
acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized
as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a major campus expansion
project that includes a new 7-story patient tower, 3-story medical office
building, and a recently completed new 5-level parking garage. With over
500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900
employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in
providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH
houses one of the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland
Empire at 50 treatment rooms. RCH is the largest STEMI (heart attack)
receiving center and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers
of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive
cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the
Transplant Program, the Cancer Center and a Level II Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit. Riverside Community Hospital is also committed to training
the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education program.
About UCR School of Medicine
The UCR School of Medicine, one of more than 15 new medical schools established
in the U.S. over the last decade, is the sixth medical school in the University
of California system. The school’s mission is to expand and diversify
the region’s physician workforce and develop innovative research
and healthcare delivery models that improve the health of people living
in Inland Southern California. The medical school also offers a Ph.D.
program in biomedical sciences, and operates five residency training programs
in the medical specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, general
surgery and psychiatry, and partners with Loma Linda University in a primary
care pediatrics residency training program.