Welcome to the Loma Linda University
Psychiatry Residency Program

Letter from the Director

Loma Linda Department of Psychiatry offers a fully accredited 4-year general psychiatry program with a total of 32 resident positions. Our mission is to train compassionate, committed psychiatrists in both pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions to address the needs of the whole range of psychiatric conditions across the entire spectrum of patient age and socioeconomic backgrounds.  In keeping with the mission of Loma Linda University Health “To make man whole”, we are especially invested in culturally sensitive and congruent care that respects and addresses the physical, emotional, interpersonal, cultural, and spiritual needs of our patients.

Our vision is to create a training environment of upmost professionalism and excellence with faculty and residents who care for one another on an individual level and are committed to supporting each other in maximizing their potential as psychiatrists and as human beings.

For those of you that are seeking a position for psychiatry residency training, thank you for your interest in our program.  You are stepping into an exciting and rewarding field! If you have any questions about your application or our program please contact our uber-helpful and wonderful Residency Program Coordinator, Priscilla Verales, at (909) 558-9532.


Timothy Lee, MD

Residency Program Director

Why Choose Psychiatry

“Mental health is fundamental to overall health and productivity. It is the basis for successful contributions to family, community, and society. Throughout the lifespan, it is the wellspring of thinking and communication skills, learning, resilience, and self-esteem”- The Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health. Psychiatry  provides the valuable opportunity to have a flexible and rewarding career while making life changing differences in patient’s lives with each encounter.

Listen to one of our chief residents Cory Suard, residency director Tim Lee and others as they discuss why they chose psychiatry and specifically why they chose to train at and practice in Loma Linda.