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

The UHS Southern California Medical Education Consortium, LLC (UHS SoCal MEC), established in 2018, was created to develop graduate medical education (GME) residency 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 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 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 UHS SoCal MEC are to provide a solid, sound foundation for learning and training and new opportunities so residents 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.