Welcome to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Department and Residency Program website and thank you for your interest in our program.
We are an ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency program located in Southern California. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 456-bed facility featuring the newest technology in the field of patient care. The Medical Center is the host to a 24-hour Emergency Department, Level II Trauma Center, three Family Health Centers a mobile clinic and the only Burn Center serving San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties.
In the next pages you will find more information regarding the hospital and our residency program. If you are a third or fourth year medical student looking for a Family Medicine Clerkship or a prospective applicant, we can help you choose the right path to a promising career. We invite you to learn more about us through the resources provided on this website.
Niren Raval D.O.
Residency Program Director
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In the early 1950s with the sponsoring of a General Practice Residency the San Bernardino County Medical Center made a commitment to primary care. In 1969, it gained accreditation for a Family Medicine Residency Program. The entire supporting institution devotes its major educational efforts to the family medicine program. In 1999 the Medical Center was moved to a new hospital and the name was changed to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. It has state-of-the-art earthquake-safe architectural design and state-of-the-art medical care delivery systems.
Our emphasis in the Family Medicine Residency is to graduate a family physician who is a well-trained clinician in all the major clinical disciplines, as well as in the psychological and preventative aspects of patient care. Working together, the faculty and residents are continually reevaluating our program and curriculum to adapt to the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication of health care. Our effort is directed toward combining current trends in family medicine training with a strong background in clinical skills, while attempting to tailor the training to the needs and interests of each resident.
What we Offer
The Department of Family Medicine offers the unique opportunity for first year residents to get off to a good start. There is a specialized curriculum designed exclusively for the first year residents concentrating on general Principles of Family Medicine. With this curriculum, first year residents receive more individual attention.
Our graduates are strongly recruited as the program is long-established and well known for producing capable family physicians.
Our residency program is one of the oldest and largest and is well known for producing capable family doctors. We are located in the heart of the Inland Empire in sunny Southern California. All major destinations of SoCal are located close by, including world famous beaches in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties, ski resorts in the San Bernardino mountains, desert cities like Palm Springs and Las Vegas and the Colorado River are all easily accessible.
The hospital and behavioral health facilities are currently comprised of 456 (90 behavioral health and 366 hospital) inpatient rooms, most of which are private. The Emergency Department is a Level II Trauma Center and consists of 16 observation rooms, 17 treatment rooms, 3 law enforcement holding rooms and 8 trauma rooms. The unit also includes an 8 bay Rapid Medical Emergent Treatment area to expedite treatment and improve throughput. The helicopter landing area can accommodate both standard medi-vac helicopters and military helicopters. The outpatient care center consists of 109 examination rooms and 8 procedure rooms.
ARMC remains one of the most technologically advanced health care institutions in the entire country. It is also seismically sound, capable of withstanding an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, and is designed to remain self sufficient and functional for a minimum of 72 hours.
Inpatient services provide curative, preventive, restorative and supportive care for general and specialty units within the General Acute Care Hospital, and Behavioral Health Hospital. Care is coordinated among multiple care providers responsible for patient care twenty-four hours a day. The clinical staff serves as the primary interface with patients, families, and others throughout the hospital experience. Education is a primary focus. ARMC offers Residency Programs for the training of physicians in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob Gyn and Psychiatry.
Inpatient Service lines include The Edward G. Hirshman Burn Center at ARMC, Medical Intensive Care (MICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Maternal Child Services, Newborn Nursery, Operative Services, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical, Dialysis, Cancer Care, Wound Care, and Behavioral Health.
Outpatient care is an integral part of our multifaceted health care delivery system offering a wide range of emergency, primary, preventive, chronic, follow up and specialty care services in an ambulatory care setting. Visits have exceeded 250,000 annually, excluding the Emergency Department volume. Outpatient Service lines include Emergency Medicine, Psychiatric Emergency Services, and Primary care in one of the three outlying Family Health Centers (FHC’s) located in Fontana and San Bernardino. Our Specialty Clinics include Infusion Therapy, Internal Medicine, Surgery, ENT/Audiology/Dental/Oral Surgery, Opthalmology, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Geriatric Care, Rehabilitation, and a Women’s Health Center.
Ancillary/Support & Specialized Services
Complex health care systems are comprised of numerous ancillary and support departments that offer specialized diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and continuum of care services to both the inpatient and outpatient programs of the Medical Center. Those services include Medical Imaging (Radiology), Neurodiagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Care, Home Health, Health Information Library, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Laser Tattoo Clinic, Breathmobile, Cardiac Diagnostic Rehabilitation and Interventions, Behavioral Health, GI Lab, Pain Clinic, Coumadin Clinic, Social Services, Case Management, Nutritional and Volunteer/Chaplaincy Services
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center operates three family health centers, Fontana, McKee and Westside clinics. As part of the Family Medicine residency program, the residents provide care for family groups in the clinic setting. A mobile clinic is available to provide care to county residents in outlying areas and homeless shelters. All sites offer modern state-of-the-art exam and treatment rooms. We offer training in minor ambulatory surgery, flexible sigmoidoscopy as well as colposcopy.
Mc Kee FHC
1499 E. Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92404
16854 Ivy Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335
850 East Foothill Blvd.
Rialto CA 92376
Family Medicine Resident Testimonials.
“This is a great residency because we get a lot of hands on experience, we have a challenging patient population, and our attendings love to teach! We have good support from fellow residents and staff, and a lot of resources at hand to help patients at our hospital and clinics. We get excellent in and outpatient experience, and I feel that I will be prepared for anything when I graduate.”Jean Phillippe Abraham, M.D.
ARMC’s Family Medicine Residency was my top choice in training programs because of the people in our department and the pathology this institution offers. Every member of our department is supportive, dedicated and approachable which has made this the ideal learning environment for me. We are exposed to a wide variation of pathology and a high volume of patients which has allowed me to refine necessary skills to function as a competent and qualified family physician. I am so proud to be part of such an incredible training program!Anushka Bhalla, M.D.