Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dear prospective residency applicant,

Thank you for considering joining the Adventist Health White Memorial Internal Medicine Residency family. We hope that this website will provide you with the necessary information to assist you in your program application.

Our hospital is a medium-sized community hospital five miles east of downtown Los Angles that has served the community for over 100 years. 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, and recognized by L.A. County as a designated receiving center for patients with heart attacks. A perfect blend of academics within a community hospital-based training, White Memorial offers the latest medical technology and equipment to assist physicians and other health care personnel in the care of patients.

White Memorial serves a low- to middle-class population, with a large number of indigent patients, although our residents receive exposure to all health care delivery systems. Over the course of training, the resident receives a wide range of training experiences in both inpatient and ambulatory practice expected of a contemporary internist and leaves them well-prepared for a career in any subspecialty of internal medicine the resident may wish to pursue. Residents go on to train in various competitive fellowship programs, as well as pursue careers in hospitalist medicine, primary care and academic faculty positions.

Our education program emphasizes training in scientifically sound, evidence-based, cost-effective and compassionate medical care to patients from adolescence to old age, during all stages of illness. Our residents have the opportunity to take advantage of unique training opportunities, including a dedicated rotation in Palliative Care, Critical Care under the direct supervision of our new Intensivist program, a two-week Management of Health Systems course reviewing health care economics; they will also have protected time during the last month of residency training used for preparation for the ABIM Certification Examination, a fully reimbursed Board preparation course and opportunities to practice global health care. The intent is to prepare residents for a career in general Internal Medicine and/or provide them with a sound basis in Internal Medicine prior to entering residency or fellowship training in medical subspecialties.

Thank you for considering doing your internal medicine residency with White Memorial. The residents and I look forward to meeting you in the coming months!

If you have any questions that were not answered after visiting our website, please feel free to email us at:


Juan Carlos Barrio, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program