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Residency Programs

The Desert Valley Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program and San Dimas Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program are part of the larger Prime West Consortium sponsoring institution.

The Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Desert Valley Hospital and San Dimas Family Medicine Residency programs educate physicians by incorporating a well-rounded education in all areas of Internal and Family Medicine and providing awareness and experience in healthcare delivery, research, education, and health administration. Resident physicians are exposed to all subspecialties of Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, both hospital-based and ambulatory care, encompassing the diverse patient population of the Victorville area.

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Family Medicine Residency

The Prime West Consortium/San Dimas 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.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Desert Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare receives accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to start a new Internal Medicine Residency Program in July of 2023. Internal Medicine residents will receive their training at Desert Valley Hospital while also completing specialty rotations in clinics within Desert Valley Medical Group and throughout the High Desert. The addition of graduate medical education gives the unique ability to train future physicians who share a commitment to outstanding patient care and clinical excellence.

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Program Information

Program Mission

The Prime West Consortium Desert Valley Medical Center Internal and Family Medicine Residency Programs aims to provide a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience for resident physicians to be competent hospitalists, primary care physicians and/or pursue a fellowship. The programs aim to address socio-economic disparities, increase access to healthcare and grow the number of physicians in Victorville, CA and the surrounding communities. 

The aims are to instill the core value of service and commitment to the under-served medical communities. Through a humanistic working environment and curriculum, the program intends to inspire physicians to promote wellness and enact positive change in existing models of care through clinically sound, responsible, innovative, and compassionate care. 

Diversity Statement

Redding and the surrounding communities are extremely diverse. We aim to capture and reflect the diversity in our residency personnel. Eventually, we hope to establish a diverse recruiting pipeline and retain our residents as faculty. In regard to residency personnel, we hope to recruit from the local community and provide tools and opportunities for advancement within our organization. 

The program currently boasts diversity in its faculty and staff that is reflection of the community. The vision is to maintain our diversity by recruiting residents as mentioned in the prior section and eventually retaining them in our program. With time we hope to build a pipeline that continues to build the diversity in our program and serves the community by inspiring lower income high school students, mentoring underserved undergraduate students, fostering local medical students in primary care and then recruiting and retaining physicians in the community and program. 

Program Aims

  • To train well-rounded internal medicine physicians providing evidence-based, cost-effective, and high-quality healthcare. 
  • To instill in internal medicine physicians the importance of diversity and wellness for the mind and body. 
  • To recruit high-quality residents from diverse backgrounds that are committed to the region. 
  • To promote lifelong growth as a physician and within the healthcare system. 
  • To support faculty and residents in scholarly activity specifically designed to improve patient care, access, quality, and outcomes. 
  • To grow and sustain high-quality faculty through faculty development and mentoring 
  • To provide an educational curriculum that is innovative, responsive, and flexible to the learning goals of the residents and that will prepare them for the ABIM board exam. 

Values

Clinical 

  • To train residents through an evidence-based curriculum, to become well-rounded internal medicine physicians providing evidence-based, cost-effective, and family-centered healthcare to an underserved community. 
  • Encourage screening process of certain diagnosis such as substance abuse, depression, etc. 
  • To continuously improve clinical care through QI projects. 

Education 

  • To actively recruit a richly diverse team of residents. 
  • To engage residents through bedside learning, multi-disciplinary coordination and learning, didactics, procedure workshops, and opportunities to personalize their training and support their autonomy through electives, inter-professional roles, and committee memberships. 
  • To grow and sustain faculty through development and mentoring. 

Research 

  • To support faculty, residents, and medical students in community-based and clinical research specifically designed to improve patient care, quality, and outcomes. 
  • To guide and support residents throughout the research process from inquiry to presentation. 

Graduates 

  • To produce internal medicine residency graduates with distinctive qualities and abilities that enable them to become community leaders, public servants, leaders in their medical fields in research and development, and ultimately instruments to invoke change and improvement in healthcare and society. 

 

Program Goals

The Prime West Consortium Desert Valley Medical Center Internal and Family Medicine Residency Program goals for our residents are to: Create an environment for scholarly activity and quality improvement with a focus on topics applicable to the community. Encourage life-long learning and improvement. Increase the number of primary care physicians in the greater Inglewood region. Address socio-economic barriers to healthcare in the community. Prepare residents for exam passage for the ABIM board exam or AOA equivalent. 

About Desert Valley Hosptial & Desert Valley Medical Group

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Desert Valley Hosptial

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

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.

About Victorville, California

Situated in the high desert region of Southern California, Victorville emerges as a captivating city that offers a distinctive blend of attractions and amenities. Its strategic location along major highways makes it an ideal hub for travelers exploring the Mojave Desert and beyond. The city boasts a unique charm, accentuated by the iconic Route 66 that cuts through its heart, inviting visitors to step back in time and soak in the nostalgia of a bygone era.

The California Route 66 Museum stands as a testament to the city’s historic significance. The Mojave Narrows Regional Park provides a serene escape with its lush green spaces, serene lakes and opportunities for camping and hiking. For aviation enthusiasts, the Southern California Logistics Airport hosts the High Desert Air Fair, showcasing an array of aircraft and aviation-related activities.

The city’s commitment to community engagement is evident in events like the Fall Festival and the Route 66 Street Fair, which foster a sense of unity among residents and visitors alike.

You can learn more about life in Victorville by visiting https://www.victorvilleca.gov/.