Internal Medicine Inland Empire

Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Inland Empire Internal Medicine Residency Program

A Word from our Program Director:

Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Inland Empire Internal Medicine Residency! Our program has nurtured a strong culture of clinical excellence and physician leadership in an integrated healthcare model.  Categorical and Preliminary residents in our program gain from the rich experience of rotating through our Kaiser Permanente Fontana, Riverside, and Ontario Medical Centers. These centers combine to provide an expanded, broad-based training curriculum that draws upon the excellence of faculty and patient care experiences at all training sites. 

We resonate with the following goals for our residents: 

1) Foster habits of life-long learning and it’s inherent benefits
2) Train physicians that are compassionate, considerate, and professional
3) 100% board pass rate
4) To become our future colleagues that we would highly value in our group or in other similar groups
5) Training physician leaders that practice high quality, high value care. 

Our residents often comment about the family-like atmosphere that exists within these important training centers in the Inland Empire. We invite you to join a group that is intentional and passionate about their study of Internal Medicine and find meaning and enjoyment in pursuing their career goals. We are proud that our residency program has been the starting point of many important careers, both within and outside of the Kaiser Permanente organization. 

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It’s encouraging to see our residents and faculty empowered to be their best in this diverse, fast-growing area of the Southern California area. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Thomas J. Chen MD FACP
Program Director,
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency, Inland Empire
Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Riverside School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine