The surf at Malibu; the mountains; palm trees lining the roads of Palm Springs — these are the images that Southern California traditionally brings to mind. Yet for the physician, Southern California offers attractions not as readily apparent as the delights mentioned above. Loma Linda is a quiet, residential university community nestled among orange groves in the San Bernardino Valley 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The picturesque San Bernardino Mountains rise to over 11,000 feet on either side of the narrow valley. Although Loma Linda is a small community of just over 14,000, the cities of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Redlands are within a short driving distance.