MS3 Clinical Teaching Sites

Third-year medical students train within a broad network of community hospitals and regional medical centers. These include the public safety net hospitals in Riverside County and San Bernardino County, private general acute care medical centers, community hospitals, a non-profit integrated health plan, two behavioral health centers, a Veterans Administration facility, and a state-operated forensic psychiatric hospital. This ensures that students will have educational experiences with the diverse patient populations of the Inland Southern California region.

Third-year students also continue with their preceptors in the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE 3). Preceptors include physicians in such primary care settings as community clinics, multi-specialty practice groups, and medical center-based outpatient clinics.

Selected inpatient training affiliates include:

  • Riverside Community Hospital, offering a variety of specialty resources including a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Level I Trauma Center.
  • Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Medical Center, a 439-bed facility with more than 60 hospital-based primary care and specialty care clinics.
  • Kaiser Permanente medical centers in Riverside, Fontana, Ontario, and Moreno Valley.
  • Eisenhower Medical Center, a 463-bed hospital that is part of not-for-profit Eisenhower Health system in the Coachella Valley.
  • Pacific Grove Hospital, a Riverside-based adult treatment center with services for psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders.
  • Patton State Hospital, a 1,500-bed hospital providing treatment to forensically and civilly committed patients.
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center, a 342-bed acute care, nonprofit hospital in San Bernardino.
  • Corona Regional Medical Center, a 238-bed hospital network including a 160-bed acute care hospital and 78-bed rehabilitation campus.