A message from Michael N. Nduati, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Academic Officer and Designated Institutional Official
Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium

The Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium, established in 2018, was created to develop graduate medical education (GME) residency and fellowship programs in the California network of UHS acute care hospitals, with a strong academic affiliation with Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. These hospitals include Temecula Valley Hospital, Corona Regional Medical Center, Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital, Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center.

Our residency and fellowship programs are integrated into the core mission of the hospitals: to provide our community superior quality care that patients recommend to family and friends and physicians prefer for their patients, while offering unique training opportunities to the next generation of healthcare providers.

The approach of our programs is to provide a diverse, firsthand clinical training experience coupled with didactics, research opportunities and involvement in hospital operations to prepare residents and fellows to pursue the next step in their careers, from full-time clinical practice to teaching, research, medical leadership or further subspecialty training. The keys to the success of the Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium are to provide a solid, sound foundation for learning and training and new opportunities so residents and fellows can explore the various possibilities medical careers offer. The goal is to position graduates so they are prepared for the career they choose and are passionate about.

Thank you for your interest in our GME programs. We look forward to the profound positive impact these programs will have on the communities we serve.