The postgraduate training program in Obstetrics and
Gynecology at White Memorial Medical Center is a fully accredited
program affiliated with Loma Linda University School of Medicine
(LLUSM). For a second consecutive time, the ACGME has recently
granted five years of full accreditation (maximum allowed) to the Adventist Health White Memorial (AHWM) OB/GYN Residency Program.
The four-year program is planned to provide progressively
advanced graduate training and responsibility in gynecology and
obstetrics. The resident physicians are directly and primarily
involved in the care of all patients in this program. In addition
to their inpatient care responsibilities, the resident
participates in a large, active, supervised ambulatory-care
program. Supervision is provided by the
full-time faculty and attending staff members.
AHWM is affiliated with the undergraduate medical education
program of the LLUSM. Medical
Students from the University are assigned to the AHWM OB/GYN
program for their clinical experience. It is expected that the
residents will participate in LLUSM's medical student teaching
In the first postgraduate year, the resident spends their time at White Memorial on obstetrics and gynecology rotations as well as emergency medicine, neonatal intensive care unit, ambulatory medicine/geriatrics, anesthesia and internal medicine.
second postgraduate year, the resident rotates at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
gynecology-oncology department, under the direction of six-full
time gynecologic oncologists. The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility rotation is done in the second year at California's Advanced Reproductive Endocrinology (C.A.R.E. Fertility) in Glendale.
third postgraduate year, the resident has a three-month
rotation in gynecologic surgery at Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley. In addition, the resident also has a two-month rotation at Methodist Hospital and San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in minimally invasive surgery. Kaiser Permanente, Methodist Hospital, and San Gabriel Valley Medical Center are private hospitals with a large volume and variety of gynecologic surgery that allows the resident significant operative experience.
fourth postgraduate year, the resident assumes rotations in
each of the following responsibilities: Administrative Chief
Resident, OB Senior and GYN Senior. The Administrative Chief
Resident is responsible to the Director of the Residency Training
Program and the chairman of the department for the organization
and direction of the residency training program.