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Program Director Welcome

I would like to personally and warmly welcome you to the excitement of a new, unique, three-year emergency medicine residency program in Southern California! The Riverside Community Hospital / University of California Riverside School of Medicine program (RCH/UCR) welcomed our first class of residents in July of 2017 and we are excited to match our next class 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 growing community. With the completion of our recent campus expansion project and the addition of our new 7-story patient tower, we have grown from a 373-bed facility to now a 478- bed full service medical center with room for continued growth. 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 118,000 patients a year and is a regional STEMI, stroke, sepsis, and trauma center. Specialty services include trauma surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, bariatric surgery, radiology, interventional radiology, neurology (including acute stroke and neuro-interventional), interventional cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, NICU, ophthalmology, oncology, radiation oncology, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology.

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 procedural skills.

Our unique program seeks to combine high level state-of-the-art care with the real-world practice of a highly efficient community hospital. Residents from our program will be among the best in the nation, having learned the newest in patient care coupled with the ability to handle the realities of high volume community emergency departments. Graduates will complete the program with enormous procedural confidence given the patient volume and acuity. With the vast majority of emergency physicians nationwide working in community hospitals, our residents will be 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 community hospital. We’ll take care of you, so you can take care of patients.

Gregory Guldner, MD, MS, FACEP
Program Director
Riverside Community Hospital / University of California Riverside
Emergency Medicine Residency