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Internal Medicine Residency


Adventist Health White Memorial serves the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles. We work in the heart of a bustling multicultural neighborhood that is also a federally designated medically underserved area. Residents quickly connect with our overall mission — to bring health, healing and hope to the community in a spirit of compassion and cultural humility.

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program aims to provide an environment where residents learn hands-on, collaborate with multiple specialists, participate in scholarly activity and connect with the community where they serve.

Why Choose Our Internal Medicine Residency?

The Internal Medicine Residency offers the perfect blend of academic learning within a community hospital-based training. Residents benefit from:

  • Specialized rotation opportunities: Residents in the Internal Medicine Program have unique training opportunities with dedicated rotations ranging from in-patient to out-patient experiences spanning Critical Care; Cardiology; Nephrology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Hematology & Oncology; Geriatrics; to a two-week course overview of healthcare economics. Our ICU/Intensivist Rotation is one of our most popular rotations, where residents receive hands-on opportunities to help stabilize and manage the sickest patients in the hospital. We also have recently launched our Nocturnist Program, where residents work together with a nocturnist to manage sick and unstable patients during the night shift. As such, residents receive direct supervision at all hours, even overnight.
  • Collaboration with multiple specialty areas: From day one, residents work with subspecialists in multiple disciplines. You will have opportunities to work under the guidance of our experienced hospitalists, nocturnists, intensivists, and in dedicated inpatient and outpatient facilities. Adventist Health White Memorial is one of 12 Certified Primary Stroke Centers in Los Angeles County and the only one covering downtown and East Los Angeles. We are a county-designated receiving center for patients with heart attacks. Residents have hands-on learning opportunities in our Stroke Center with our highly skilled neurologist.
  • Comprehensive, hands-on experience: Our aim is to provide an appropriate balance between hands-on experience and academic learning. Residents providing ongoing care for their own panel of patients throughout their training. They also have access to the Lyman A. Brewer III MD Simulation Center, where they can practice suturing, lumbar puncture simulations, mock code blues and more in a low-risk environment.
  • Support for resident well-being: We want residents to work hard and succeed — but we also understand that they need rest, too. We strictly adhere to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines and each resident receives a full day off every seven days. Residents have access to well-being resources such as counseling services and complimentary access to our workout facility. We also regularly ask all residents to provide feedback so that we can continue to improve the resident experience and foster a culture of joint decision-making.
  • Strong culture of connectedness: The fact that all of our core faculty are graduates of this residency program speaks to the strength of our program’s culture. All of us know what it’s like to be a resident here. We foster a consistent culture of community that doesn’t get recreated with each new cohort. Through wellness retreats, outings and house staff communication meetings, residents find deep ties of connection and community with each other.

Contact Us

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is located at:
Adventist Health White Memorial
1720 E Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone:(323) 268-5000 x16077

Email: villegs@ah.org