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Rotation Information


Rotation Sites Experiences & Elective Rotations
The LLUMC Occupational Medicine residency program has two primary training sites. Residents have the opportunity to have up to 24 months of hands on clinical training in the occupational medicine clinics and specialty clinics related to occupational medicine. Residents spend roughly two-thirds (16 months) of their rotation time at the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and the other third (8 months) at the LLUMC.

Residents have the opportunity to select and rotate through an interesting variety of clinical specialty rotation sites at both the LLUMC and the LLVAMC. Residents spend the majority of rotation time either in occupational medicine clinics of the LLUMC Occupational Medicine Center or VA LLMC. Both clinics offer comprehensive services including employment-related injury and illness care, work physicals, drug screening programs, case management and work place wellness. In addition, residents also participate in numerous educational opportunities though rotations in occupational medicine, preventive medicine, orthopedic surgery, toxicology and other specialty care at both the LLUMC and the LLVAMC sites. Those rotations, as listed in the table below, provide residents with the breadth and depth of medical knowledge and experience needed to evaluate and treat a wide spectrum of occupational injury and diseases.

Rotation Information Summary Table:

LLUMCOccupational Medicine Clinic8 months
Preventive Medicine
Travel Clinic
Ergonomic Evaluation
Employee Wellness
Risk management meetings
Loma Linda VAMCOccupational Medicine Clinic16 months
Orthopedic Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Addiction Medicine
Minor Surgery
Quality Improvement
Total 24 months

Residents are given the opportunity to attend national conferences and may spend up to two months at outside rotation sites such as OSHA, NIOSH, ATSDR and other OM related rotations.

Under the direct supervision of attending faculty members, residents manage workplace injuries and illness, return-to-work determinations, fit for duty evaluations, functional evaluations as well as medical surveillance examinations. Residents are given progressively increased responsibility in patient care based their level of training.

Weekly Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds, preventive medicine grand rounds, half-day teaching conferences, case reviews, research seminars and journal clubs supplement the rotations and site visits. Trainees also design and complete a 1-2 year senior research project investigating a topic of interest to them in areas of environmental or occupational medicine.

Dr. Akbar Sharip, Dr. Haitham Juma, Dr. Wayne Dysinger and Dr. Marc Debay are the clinical faculties and mentors at the LLU OMC. Dr. Andrew Guo, Chief of LLVAMC OM Clinic, is the mentor at the VA OM Clinic, in addition, he coordinates VAMC specialty clinic rotations.

Rotations – LLUMC Occupational Medicine Residency Program