Internal Medicine Core Competencies


The mission of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at HVMC is to train and educate residents to be competent and compassionate practitioners in the core knowledge and skills of Internal Medicine. Our hope is to improve the health of the people in California and, especially, to serve the Inland Empire by training a diverse workforce of physicians that will improve the health of the medically under-served in the region. We support our residents in furthering their careers, whether it be in primary care or in seeking fellowship opportunities for further sub-specialization. We train our residents to graduate from our program ready for independent practice.


We explicitly outline expectations for our residents that are consistent with the aims of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
These objectives:

  1. Provide specific training level-specific milestones
  2. Form the basis for the evaluation of and feedback to residents by faculty and the residency program
  3. Form the basis for determination of residents’ competence


Residents rotate on inpatient services at Hemet Valley Medical Center, including inpatient medicine wards, ICU, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, research/procedures, and infectious diseases.

Residents rotate in an assigned continuity clinic where they are given a panel of patients to follow throughout residency. In addition, outpatient experiences are also available for cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, addiction medicine, geriatrics, and hematology-oncology.

Residents have multiple electives throughout their residency to rotate in additional ambulatory clinics and sub-specialties. Sub-specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, infectious diseases, pulmonology, hematology-oncology, radiology, addiction medicine, and dermatology.


Residents must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.


Vacation days: residents are allotted 20 days off per year which can be taken when on any non-IM or ICU months.

Annual Educational Stipend.

Health, life, vision, and dental insurance with protected time for physician/dental/vision appointments.

Employee Assistance Program – 3 free counseling sessions provided for a variety of personal issues to help achieve a positive work/life balance.

Resident Sleep Rooms.

Resident Lounge – beverages and snacks are stocked regularly for all residents.


Journal club

Clinical and Pathological Conference

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

Morning Report

Access to Pumerantz Library through OPTI-West’s member partner, Western University

UpToDate access

Dedicated To Assisting You

The faculty and administrative team are dedicated to helping you advance in your career and meet the increasing demands of an active physician practice. Please contact the GME Administrative offices with any questions or concerns while you are here.