LLU Medical Center Cardiology Residency Program
Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the cardiovascular disease training program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. You may learn more about Loma Linda University Medical Center and the surrounding area on our web site.

Loma Linda University Medical Center is associated with Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is located approximately 70 miles east of Los Angeles and 40 miles west of Palm Springs, California. The hospital is a 650-bed facility offering a wide variety of residencies and subspecialty fellowships. The cardiology residency program is also affiliated with the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda, a 435-bed facility. The residency program is in good standing with ACGME standards and provides excellent clinical cardiology training in all of the required aspects of cardiovascular diseases.

The inpatient cardiology clinical service consists of CCU and Telemetry Units dedicated to acute cardiac care. Additional beds are available for patients undergoing invasive cardiac procedures. The cardiac noninvasive laboratory offers training in ECG interpretation, exercise testing, echocardiography, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI and nuclear cardiology. Opportunity is available for inpatient and outpatient consultation experience, including experience in longitudinal outpatient care for patients with cardiac disorders. Laboratory experience includes electrophysiologic testing, cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography, and interventions. Training in pacemaker implantation and assessment of pacemaker function is provided. Elective time is offered for pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery.

The first two years of the cardiology residency program is comprised of rotations through the different aspects of cardiology. The third year is devoted to in-depth training in one or two aspects of cardiology, and will include active participation in research.

The duration of the cardiovascular disease training program is three years, with a maximum of three positions offered each academic year. The appointment to the residency program is renewable each year on the basis of satisfactory performance. A California medical license is required prior to beginning residency training at Loma Linda. All applicants must participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Applications for the National Resident Matching Program can be obtained by writing the National Resident Matching Program, 2501 M Street, NW, Suite 1, Washington, DC 20037-1307, or by calling (202) 828-0676.

Photocopies of documentation are acceptable during the application process, however, an applicant who is accepted for training must provide ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPY (certifying document is an exact copy of the original) of all documentation shown with * below.  Original documentation may be presented to the LLUMC House Staff Office.

The fellowship program accepts applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). The application and all supporting documents must be submitted to ERAS. The following items are necessary for completion of the application:

  • *Dean's letter
  • A complete curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of reference from physicians currently acquainted with applicant
  • *Medical School transcript(s)
  • Copy of scores for each examination taken
  • Medical School Diploma and translation if not in English
  • Reference letter from program director for each prior training program

If you are an international medical graduate, please submit the following in addition to those items listed above:

  • ECFMG certificate with current validation date
  • *Medical Board of California Postgraduate Training Evaluation Status Letter dated within the last six months must be provided prior to beginning program.

Applicants with Previous U.S. training, practice experience, or Medical Staff Membership/Privileges must provide the following documentation:

  • Copy of California Medical License, if licensed
  • *Letter of good standing from licensing board of any state where licensed
  • *Letter from Medical Staff Office of any facility where staff privileges have been held

ERAS accepts up to seven letters, including two recommendation letters and those from each previous training program. Applications received in our office by January 15, 2010 will be considered for the 2011 academic year. Following a review of your application, we will contact you sometime after the January 15, 2010 deadline if an invitation to interview is to be extended by the Fellowship Program Director. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Cris Witters, Cardiology Residency Coordinator, by phone at (909) 558-7674 or by email at .

Cardiology Fellowship Program
Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson Street, Suite 2426
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Sincerely,

Kenneth R. Jutzy, MD
Head, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Liset N. Stoletniy, MD
Associate Director
Cardiology Fellowship Program