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Welcome letter

Thank you for your interest in Riverside Community Hospital/University of California Riverside School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency.

Riverside Community Hospital is conveniently located in sunny Southern California in the Inland Empire just east of Los Angeles and Orange County. We have been providing state of the art healthcare in the area for over 110 years. RCH is a tertiary regional referral center for STEMI, Neurointerventional stroke, sepsis, and the only level 1 trauma center in Riverside County. The hospital recently had a major expansion with a beautiful new tower increasing the total number of beds to 478. Our high volume high acuity emergency department sees close to 120,000 patients per year.

We are affiliated with the UCR School of Medicine which represents the newest expansion of the University of California system, joining a prestigious group of medical educators in our state. As the affiliated residency program for UCR, we look forward to a long tradition of excellence in patient care and medical education. The transitional year residents will train directly with clinical professors and instructors from UCR.

Our program is an ACGME accredited one year program with 20 positions. We offer a very flexible curriculum with a total of five blocks of elective which will allow you to personalize the program to your educational needs. This flexibility will serve as a launching point for your medical career as you transition into an advanced categorical residency. You will have the opportunity to work alongside residents and faculty from the ACGME approved programs in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Radiology.

Jason An, MD

What is truly unique about our program is our culture of wellness. This translates into a highly collegial environment with an emphasis on resident wellness. We anticipate our residents will be able to meet both their personal and educational goals in this environment. We look forward to helping you build a solid foundation for a well-rounded long term career in medicine.

Warm Welcomes,

Jason An, M.D.
Transitional Year Residency Program Director
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor, University of California Riverside

Interactive Program Information

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About our program

At a Glance:

  • 20 transitional year residents
  • Flexible curriculum with 5 blocks of electives
  • Orientation Dates: Last week in June
  • Start date: July 1
  • 118,000 ED visits per year
  • 500-bed referral center with a brand new tower built in 2017
  • Opportunity to work with faculty, residents, and students from UC Riverside School of Medicine
  • The only level 1 trauma center in Riverside County
  • Busiest STEMI receiving center in Riverside County
  • Joint commission certified thrombectomy capable stroke center

Mission statement

The Riverside Transitional Year Residency program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

List of leadership and faculty

  • Program Director: Jason An, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Sassan Ghassemzadeh, MD
  • Core Faculty
  • Gregory Guldner, MD, MS, FACEP
  • Alina Popa, MD, FACP, FHM
  • Deborah Streletz, MD
  • Allison Woodall, MD

Program overview


  1. We practice conscientious medicine in a diverse community.
  2. We advocate for those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
  3. We value curiosity, educational drive, and confidence with humility.
  4. We encourage mentorship at all levels.
  5. We nurture the well-being of both ourselves and our colleagues.
  6. We learn to apply evidence-based medicine.
  7. We foster leadership and collaboration.
  8. We promote innovation in research and education.
  9. We are committed to physician integrity and accountability.

Conference schedule

Residents on IM or IM Subspecialty Rotation
Morning report Mon-Thurs: 8:15am - 9:00am
Noon conference Mon-Thurs: Noon - 1:00pm

Residents on FM wards or outpatient clinic
Academic half day on Wed: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Residents on EM or EM Subspecialty Rotation
EM conference on Thurs: 8:00am - 1:00pm

TY specific conference 3rd Friday of every block
Noon - 2:00pm followed by wellness activity

Neurology academic half-day
Every Tues: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

General surgery conference
Every Tues: 7:00am - 10:00am

Curriculum and rotation schedule

RCH/UCR Transitional Year Curriculum

Required rotations

  • 2 block emergency medicine
  • 2 block hospitalist medicine
  • 1 block of adult ambulatory
  • 1 block Flex rotation (Choose Wards, Surgery, or ICU)
  • 1 block night float
  • 0.5 block peds ambulatory
  • 0.5 block peds emergency medicine

Electives (5 blocks)

  • Acute care surgery/Trauma
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • EM Pediatrics
  • EM Ultrasound
  • Gastroenterology
  • Heme/Onc
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro IR (stroke team)
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Any of the required rotations may be repeated as an elective