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Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the new Riverside Community Hospital/University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Neurology Residency Program! The RCH/UCR Neurology Residency Program is a four-year categorical program that matriculates three residents per year.

We are located in sunny Inland Southern California, just east of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. RCH is a tertiary regional referral center for stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis and trauma. The hospital recently underwent a major expansion with a beautiful new tower that increased inpatient capacity from 373 to 478 beds.

Our residency program is affiliated with the University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine, home to a strong neuroscience research program. The program includes a preliminary internship year in internal medicine followed by three years of advanced training in neurology. RCH/UCR neurology residents work collaboratively with residents and faculty from our hospital’s ACGME-approved programs in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Radiology, General Surgery, Transitional Year, and Anesthesia.

What makes our neurology residency program unique is that we are based in a vibrant community hospital that provides a built-in preliminary medicine year, allowing us to offer a collegial environment for teaching and learning, streamlined transition from internship to advanced neurology training and emphasis on resident wellness with enhanced integration of personal and professional life.

At the RCH/UCR Neurology Residency Program, residents thrive in our unique teaching and learning culture that blends the best of our academic medical center’s neurosciences teaching and research mission with the supportive and friendly environment of a community hospital. We welcome your support as we train the next generation of neurologists to serve Inland Southern California!

David Song, M.D., PhD

Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Neurology

University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

Director, HCA/Riverside Community Hospital Neurology

Residency Program

Tessa David

Neurology Program Coordinator

Office: (951) 788-3508 Cell: (951) 202-6656