Eisenhower Medical Center Family Medicine residency is an independent community hospital program that provides training for full-spectrum family medicine practice. We have academic affiliations with University of California at Riverside (UCR), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), University of Southern California (USC), Loma Linda, and Western University. Our program’s strengths are the engagement and diversity of our residents and faculty, geriatrics, sports medicine, and integrative medicine.
We have strong support from the medical staff at Eisenhower and provide most training on-campus. Our residents rotate at Loma Linda University for inpatient pediatrics, and at 29 Palms and Palomar hospitals for maternity care.
We have two continuity clinics. Our primary clinic is at the Eisenhower George & Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta. We are working towards incorporating advanced medical home concepts in our care of patients. Residents and faculty practice work in teams and care for a wide variety of patients. Our second clinic is the Borrego Health community health center in Cathedral City. The population there consists of less affluent patients and many Hispanic patients. We also work at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Indio, caring for people with no health insurance. So our residents provide care for people from the whole range of socioeconomic backgrounds and many different ethnicities.
We offer five electives over the course of the three years of training. This allows residents to broaden their knowledge or to focus on an area of interest. Residents have focused on such things as sports medicine, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, and integrative medicine.
We graduated our first class in 2016. We have recently expanded from 8 residents per year to 12 residents per year and have added several new faculty members. We are excited about the future possibilities for our program. New faculty members have expertise in addiction medicine, HIV medicine, and geriatrics. We will be pursuing osteopathic recognition.