Program Director Welcome
I would like to personally and warmly welcome you to the excitement of
a unique, three-year emergency medicine residency program in Southern
California. We are excited to match another group of talented residents
to join our experienced academic attendings in a friendly supportive environment
that has both high patient volume and very high acuity.
Riverside Community Hospital is continuously growing to meeting the demands
and needs of our booming community. We now have approximately 500 inpatient
beds, 68 ICU beds, a comprehensive stroke center, and a new ED treatment
area serving the Inland Empire. Our beautiful campus lies conveniently
in the heart of downtown Riverside 50 miles east of Los Angeles and 50
miles north of Laguna Beach.
RCH is a referral center for higher level of care to the Inland Empire.
Our expansive emergency department sees over 120,000 patients a year and
is a regional STEMI, stroke, sepsis, and trauma center. We are the only
Joint Commission Certified Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center in the western
United States (and the second in the nation). Specialty services include
trauma surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, hand
surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic
surgery, bariatric surgery, radiology, interventional radiology, nephrology,
infectious disease, neurology (including acute stroke and neuro-interventional),
interventional cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, NICU and neonatology,
ophthalmology, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, psychiatry, obstetrics
and gynecology, and gynecologic oncology.
The UCR School of Medicine represents the newest expansion of the University
of California system, joining a prestigious group of medical educators
in our state. As the affiliated emergency medicine residency program for
UCR, we look forward to a long tradition of excellence in patient care
and medical education. Emergency Medicine residents will train directly
with clinical professors and instructors from UCR and will mentor UCR
medical students. The advanced simulation center at the UCR campus, located
just 2 miles away, provides outstanding training in both cognitive and
Our unique program combines high level state-of-the-art care with the real-world
practice of a highly efficient community hospital. Residents from our
program are among the best in the nation, having learned the newest in
patient care coupled with the ability to handle the realities of high
volume emergency departments. Graduates complete the program with enormous
procedural confidence given the patient volume and acuity. Our residents
are superbly positioned to enter the workforce and make an important impact
on emergency care.
At the RCH/UCR emergency medicine residency you will thrive amid university
level health care with exceptional patient volume in a friendly and supportive
hospital. We’ll take care of you, so you can take care of patients.
Gregory Guldner, MD, MS, FACEP
Riverside Community Hospital / University of California Riverside
Emergency Medicine Residency