The following is a brief summary of what the schedule looks like for the residents of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

  • During the PL2/PL3 years, we offer training that is geared specifically for your future career path called Flex months. These months allow you to have the ability to choose more outpatient and/or inpatient experiences.
  • International Rotations are highly supported during your PL3 year. Multiple sites at various countries worldwide are available, including Malawai and Guam, and can be arranged through our Global Health Institution.
  • An optional inpatient month at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles is available during your PL2/PL3 for exposure to a different facility and health care system.
  • Subspecialty consult months include Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, and Infectious Disease
  • Selective months include Rheumatology, Genetics, Forensics, Nephrology consults, and Hematology/Oncology consults
                                               PL 1                          PL 2/3                    
Inpatient Wards 4 months 5 months
Outpatient Clinic (SACHS) 3 months* 2 months
ER 1 month 1 month
Newborn 1 month**  
OK Kids/Advocacy 1 month**  
Behavior 1 month  
Elective/Selective 1 month** 3 months
NICU   2 months
PICU   2 months
Flex months   2 months**
Subspecialty consult   6 months***
Adolescent   1 month
Vacation 3 weeks 8 weeks

*Two months of outpatient clinic will consist of two weeks of ward night float each month (averages to about one month of ward night float during intern year)

** The 2 months of flex can be used as additional outpatient exposure or inpatient or 50/50.

*** An average of 5 nights of NICU night float within the months indicated (three months during intern year and three months during PL2/PL3 years)