Program Director Message
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency section of Huntington Memorial Hospital’s website. I hope you will review the information here, and learn more about our program and educational philosophy.
The goal of our program is to develop outstanding internists through superior training for careers in primary care or hospital medicine, or for subsequent fellowship training in a variety of sub-specialties. The program’s learning environment allows each resident to acquire not only the requisite clinical skills and medical knowledge, but also the professional attitudes and behaviors, effective communication techniques and self-assessment tools that are essential to the successful practice of medicine.
We accept only 25 residents at any one time, helping to maintain a high-quality, hands-on experience for all participants. Experienced and dedicated medical faculty members provide one-on-one teaching and supervision.
First-year residents rotate through a variety of disciplines including pulmonary-critical care, cardiology, hospital medicine, gastroenterology, cardiology, hematology-oncology, neurology and emergency medicine. Our second and third year residents also rotate at Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, in various specialties including rheumatology, endocrinology, hematology and infectious diseases. As a result, participants gain experience across a full spectrum of medical-care settings caring for patients in our own outpatient clinics and large community-based hospital as well as in a university medical center.
While we are extremely proud of our program, our faculty and our administration, we believe the most important component of our program is the residents themselves. They are drawn from some of the most respected medical schools and each has a demonstrated record of academic excellence.
Again, please take the time to explore our website. We recruit the most dedicated and hard-working physicians, and provide them with significant opportunities — from delivering direct patient care to leading interdisciplinary care teams — to deepen their knowledge and improve their practice.
If you believe you have what it takes to meet the challenge, I invite you to apply to our program. I look forward to hearing from you.
Luis L. Dimen, MD, FCCP, FACP