Our department is dedicated to resident education and providing you with a healthy atmosphere in which to learn.

Loma Linda University Medical Center was founded by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but you do not have to be an Adventist to be welcomed, work at, and contribute to the institution. In fact, a large number of residents and faculty within and outside of our department are of various faith backgrounds (including agnostic or atheist). As a residency program, we value an appreciation and understanding of how our patients’ faith impacts their experience of their illnesses, and use this understanding to enhance our pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of our patients. Besides expanding our understanding of whole-person care, the institution’s ties to the Seventh Day Adventist Church give us a unique opportunity for clinical experiences in global psychiatry through the church’s world-wide network of hospital systems. Our residents have gone in various capacities on global elective experiences to various parts of China, India, Africa, and Guam.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Dr. C.G. Jung
“When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Dr. Viktor E Frankl
“The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization”
Dr. Karen Horney