Program Director: Hobart Lee, M.D.
Type of Program: University-administered, Community hospital-based.
Program Mission: “Embracing wholeness for patients and the people who care for them through clinical and educational innovation in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).”
Location: Loma Linda is a suburban university community located in the Inland Empire, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
Size of program: 41 residents (11-13-12-5)
Three-year categorical Family Medicine: 9-9-9
Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium provides a unique opportunity to train in a federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving San Bernardino County, one of the most Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) in the country. We pride ourselves on whole person care (for self and patients) and team-based care — integrating nurses, pharmacists, and behavioral health in our family medicine clinic. Our curriculum focuses on preventive care, public health, and population management. We have a combined 4 year family medicine-preventive medicine program where residents complete an MPH during their residency. Our graduates have gone onto academic positions, private practice, underserved care, and global health opportunities.
|1||FMC/Orientation||Geriatrics*||Outpatient Pediatrics (SACHS)|
|3||LLUOB Nights||FMP||Sports Medicine|
|4||Chemical Dependency||Gynecology||Family Medicine Clinic|
|5||ICU||LLUER | FMP||Family Medicine Clinic|
|6||Outpatient Surgery||Emergency Medicine (Riverside University Health Systems)*||Family Medicine Night Float*/Residency Continuity Clinic|
|7||Pediatrics (LLU team G)*||Family Medicine Inpatient Medicine*||Family Medicine Night Float*/Residency Continuity Clinic|
|8||Pediatrics (LLU team A)*||Family Medicine Inpatient Medicine*||Ophthalmology | ENT|
|9||Nursery||Family Medicine Inpatient Medicine*||Urology | FMP|
|10||Family Medicine Inpatient Medicine/Residency Continuity Clinic||Outpatient Pediatrics Specialty Clinics*||Pediatric Emergency|
|11||Family Medicine Inpatient Medicine/Residency Continuity Clinic||Palliative Care||Elective|
SACHS began in the 1970’s as a part-time volunteer effort by Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center Faculty and medical students who were struck by the large underserved local population that could not access the regular health-care system. For many years, this University effort to provide primary care services to the medically underserved was limited.
In 1995, the U.S. Air Force donated a 42,300 square foot, equipped health clinic facility at the former Norton Air Force Base that enabled SACHS to provide full-time, low cost, comprehensive community health care. Known as SACHS-Norton, this clinic offered a full complement of services.
Social Action Community Health System (SACHS) is a federally qualified health center (FQHC), under government funding and established to help care for the underserved population in San Bernardino. We have access to resources and preventive services that would otherwise be unaffordable for these patients.
In 2016 we moved to a brand new state of the art 150,000 square foot facility featuring a 28 exam room family medicine clinic, procedure suite, point of care ultrasound, on-site pharmacy, and integrated behavioral health. This clinic is co-located with the San Manuel gateway college which provides hands on training for health careers mentored by LLU faculty, residents, and students. View SBC in 360 – virtual tour. Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino Campus.
- 15,000+ visits annually
- 99% Medi-Cal (Medicaid)
- 90% are minorities, 57% Hispanic/Latino
- 62% Women, 25% Children, 12% Geriatrics
- SACHS is surrounded by 15 medically underserved areas (MUAs) census tracts
One of the unique features on our inpatient medicine rotation is getting to do “Love Rounds” on a patient once a week. Love Rounds provide an opportunity to interview a patient in the presence of faculty, residents, and students about their emotional, social, and spiritual sources of support as they are coping with their medical illness. Many residents indicate that Love Rounds is one of the most impactful and memorable training experiences they have had during residency training that helps them integrate the practice of whole-person care.