Message from Designated Institutional Officer

John Stansell MD - Palm Springs CA - Internal Medicine*,Traditional Primary Care
Welcome to the Eisenhower School of Graduate Medical Education website. I am pleased you have chosen to investigate the residency program at Eisenhower. “Healthcare as it should be” is more than a slogan to us; it’s our mission. We take great pride in the patient care delivery provided by our more than four hundred excellent physicians. That pride and excellence is also found within the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs.

The Coachella Valley has one of the most diverse demographics in the country. Nearly three quarters of a million people live within a twenty mile radius of Eisenhower. The popular conception of the Palm Springs area is an affluent, older, retired community. Certainly this exists, but, is balanced by the burgeoning growth of young families moving to the Coachella Valley. Every culture and ethnicity is represented in the Eisenhower patient population. The area is home to the wealthy and the poor, the old and the young, the field laborer and the entrepreneur, the gay and the straight. All these groups expand the cultural richness and diversity of the area. Moreover, this diversity yields a unique opportunity for medical education. Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents can expect to encounter a rich spectrum of clinical pathology. The “Zebra” is a common event!

The Eisenhower School of Graduate Medical Education is grounded in clinical excellence. This excellence begins with our nationally recognized Program Directors and extends through our skilled teaching faculty and consultants. As a consequence, our Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents are held to very high standards. You will have to work hard, devote yourself to patient care and absorb an incredible volume of information. While doing this, you will be expected to remain mentally nimble, able to respond adroitly to any patient status change. As difficult as this sounds, at the end of your three year residency you will truly be an outstanding primary care provider.

We believe Eisenhower to be a unique facility serving a unique population. We hope that you will chose to see for yourself why we are so proud of Eisenhower Medical Center.


John D, Stansell, MD,
Designated Institutional Officer

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