Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Family Medicine Residency Program
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Family Medicine Residency Program. As the hospital’s oldest and largest program, it began with eight residents and now has 44. The program is directed toward combining current trends in Family Medicine training with a strong background in clinical skills, while tailoring the training to the needs and interests of each resident.
ARMC Family Medicine residents provide inpatient care and outpatient care for all age groups both in ARMC’s off-site Family Health Centers and at the main hospital located in Colton. Graduates of the Family Medicine Residency Program are in constant demand as the program is well known for producing competent and capable Family physicians.
“Our 50th anniversary marks an important milestone to celebrate the strength and importance of the program,” said Residency Program Director, Niren Raval, D.O. “Moving forward, we plan to expand the Family Medicine Residency Program to provide even more highly skilled and compassionate Family doctors for our communities, while adapting our curriculum to the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication of today’s health care landscape.”
The Family Medicine Residency Program was created in 1968 when the County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement between the San Bernardino County Hospital and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The residency program officially started with eight residents from UCLA. In 1999, the Medical Center was moved to a new hospital and the name was changed to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC). The Family Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. It is ARMC’s mission, in an environment of learning and innovation, to serve our diverse community with high-quality compassionate care. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates the Edward G. Hirschman burn center, a level II trauma center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, and five primary care centers. ARMC also provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). The University welcomed its first class of students in 2018. The School of Medicine is an allopathic (M.D.) school, and is the first new, privately funded, not-for-profit medical school to earn accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) since 1949. For more information on CUSM visit https://www.calmedu.org/. For more information about ARMC visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org. Follow ARMC on Twitter at @ArrowheadRMC for important announcements and updates, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arrowheadregional.