Family Medicine Residency

Message From The Director

The Prime West Consortium/Desert Valley Family Medicine Residency is a newly accredited 8-8-8 program that offers full-spectrum training to ensure our graduates can pursue any path available within the family medicine array of care.

Although a newly accredited program we seek to provide the highest level of training and education for our residents.

The residency is affiliated with the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) where our faculty maintain academic appointments. This combination of academic affiliation and a community-based hospital system offers a unique learning environment where emphasis remains focused on the training and education of our residents. Medical students and other learners rotate within the hospital system and residency, offering our residents opportunities to participate in teaching.

We seek residents who are committed to caring for underserved and under-represented minority patients while achieving excellence in personal growth during their training.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Program Manager,
Natelie DeRose:

Mail correspondence to:

Department of GME: Family Medicine Program
16850 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA 92395

About our community

Desert Valley Hospital

Desert Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, is an accredited 148-bed acute care hospital located in Victorville, California. Desert Valley Hospital ranks among the top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The hospital has achieved numerous quality award distinctions including “100 Top Hospital” recognition, Patient Safety Excellence Award, Women’s Health Excellence Award and Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. Desert Valley Hospital, along with Desert Valley Medical Group, offers key services to the community including heart care, emergency services, labor and delivery, surgical services and more.

Desert Valley Medical Group

Add below description below Desert Valley Medical group photo Desert Valley Medical Group has over 35 physicians in a broad range of specialties practicing throughout offices in the High Desert region of Southern California. Our doctors are committed to providing quality medical treatment and work to promote your good health in a professional and caring environment.

California University of Science and Medicine

CUSM is the academic affiliate for the CVMC Family Medicine Residency Program. The School received preliminary LCME accreditation and enrolled students in 2018. CUSM provides the residency the academic support such as access to the simulation lab and research opportunities. CVMC is excited to continue to our relationship.


Please note, the schedule below is the anticipated block schedule for next year. There are 13 blocks each year with a block consisting of 4 weeks. Residents will be provided with 16 days of PTO which can be used during outpatient rotations.


  • Orientation (.5 Block)
  • Ambulatory Clinic (1 Block)
  • Urgent Care (.5 Block)
  • Inpatient Medicine (5 Blocks With Open Icu Experience)
  • Night Float (1 Block)
  • Obstetrics/Newborn (1 Block)
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine (1 Block)
  • Pediatrics – Ambulatory (1 Block)
  • Gynecology – (1 Block)
  • Surgery (1 Block)


  • Pscyhiatry/Behavorial Health (1 Block)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 Block)
  • Cardiology (1 Block)
  • Nephrology (1 Block)
  • Ambulatory Clinic & Community Medicine (1 Block)
  • Medicine – Inpatient (2 Blocks With Open Icu Experience)
  • Night Float (1 Block)
  • Obstetrics/Newborn (1 Block)
  • Pediatrics – Ambulatory (1 Block)
  • Elective (2 Blocks)
  • Dermatology (1 Block)


  • Geriatrics (1 Block)
  • Ambulatory Clinic & Health Systems (2 Blocks)
  • Medicine – Inpatient (2 Blocks)
  • Night Float (1 Block)
  • Pediatrics – Inpatient (1 Block)
  • Elective (4 Blocks)
  • Urgent Care / Er (2 Blocks)