Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta receives accreditation for medical residency program

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Loma Linda University Medical Center — Murrieta family medicine residency program receives accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, residents to start in June 2020. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MURRIETA – Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta has received accreditation for its three-year family medicine residency program by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, with the first cohort set to begin in June. The program was first launched in 2018 in response to a physician shortage in California, specifically primary care physicians within the community. The federal government’s Council on Graduate Medical Education recommends 60 to 80 primary care doctors per 100,000 people. In the Inland Empire, there are approximately 35 physicians per 100,000, according to a report from The Future Health Workforce Commission. With a diverse patient base from young families to retirees, the residency program aims to train family practitioners who will
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