Graduate Medical Education
\\\Riverside GME Program
OB/GYN Residency Program Receives Accreditation
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The
Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Residency Program in the
School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside has received accreditation
from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the national
organization that accredits US medical residency and fellowship programs
and the institutions that sponsor them.
The program was accredited for a total of 16 residents. The first class
of four residents will begin their training in July 2017. The four-year
training program will enroll four residents each year, meaning there will
be a total of 16 residents when the OB/GYN program is fully developed.
Sponsored by the School of Medicine, the primary training site will be
Riverside Community Hospital.
Residency programs provide the post-M.D. training required for physicians
to become fully independent and board certified in their specialties.
OB/GYN training programs are four years long and, during that time, residents
provide patient care under the supervision of attending physicians who
are faculty of the residency program.
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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.