We are grateful to the Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium for its incredible sponsorship. This consortium contains five high-quality and well-known hospitals, of which we hold rotations for our Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at three – Temecula Valley Hospital, Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital. As part of the program, our physicians have the opportunity to provide care to patients at these facilities over the course of their training. We thank them for their continuous support.
Since its founding in 2013, Temecula Valley Hospital has been a pillar of medical excellence. With services rivaling even those offered by hospitals in large cities, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch specialty care, including interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neuro-interventional services and gastroenterology services. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to serve our community.
Trinity Medical Multi-Specialty Group (Trinity MSG) is home to Riverside County’s top medical specialists, including gastroenterologists, who provide inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology services. Trinity MSG’s outpatient medical clinic and advanced outpatient ambulatory surgical center, First Surgery Center, are located in Temecula, California, next to Temecula Valley Hospital.
At Temecula Valley Hospital and Trinity MSG, our physicians are provided with everything they need for a successful career. Our outpatient clinic has an advanced electronic medical record system with scribes who enable the physician to focus on their patients. Our inpatient and outpatient GI labs have the latest endoscopic technology available from general to advanced GI procedures. We truly value our physicians and strive to enable them to provide the best care possible.
We are grateful for the opportunity to offer rotations with a variety of GI-related service lines. These include inpatient GI services, outpatient GI services, hepatology partnered with the world-renowned Scripps Clinic, esophageal manometry, capsule endoscopy, all general GI procedures and advanced GI procedures which include EUS and ERCPs.
Gastroenterology fellows will take part in weekly didactic sessions to ensure they are consistently up to date with the latest progress and breakthroughs in the field. This rigorous program is composed of core lecture topics, board review, Journal Club, Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality meetings. All these components combined make for a robust and comprehensive form of learning.
At this institution, specialized lectures are provided by faculty on a weekly basis. For example, physicians on the hepatology rotation will focus specifically on hepatology didactics. This helps to ensure that physicians obtain specialist knowledge that is applicable to their particular rotation.
Research and Scholarly Activity
The goal of the program is to equip our physicians with an increased understanding of fundamental research elements. This knowledge will be acquired via sessions such as Journal Club, Population Health talks and Clinical Case Conference lectures. We believe that these opportunities will result in physicians acquiring a better comprehension of research methods, which can then be applied directly to patient care.
Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium understands the value of academic and scholarly pursuits for our fellows and faculty. Therefore, we have implemented a faculty mentorship system to assist our fellows in their research endeavors. Our physicians will receive dedicated time and resources to focus on completing scholarly activities, as well as being able to request additional elective time if needed.
Southwest Healthcare Medical Education Consortium expects all fellows to engage in scholarly activities. As part of their training, each fellow must complete two Scholarly Activity Projects, which must include a quality improvement initiative. Moreover, these fellows will be required to join hospital performance improvement committees and contribute towards ongoing initiatives that promote health and safety, as well as quality improvement.
Gastroenterology fellows are expected to present their Scholarly Activity Projects during didactic sessions. Additionally, gastroenterology fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue publication and presentation of these projects at accepted professional meetings or in peer-reviewed journals, at a local, regional or national level.