Frequently Asked Questions

This answer fluctuates depending on which rotation you are on and what year you are. For our Family Medicine Wards service, all years PGY 1-3 are on call (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) every four days. PGY 2 and 3 residents take occasional 24-hour call on the weekend, averaging two to three per year. Overall, the inpatient family medicine team takes a collaborative approach to taking care of floor patients and emergency department admissions. Other services such as Internal Medicine and Surgery have different call schedules. If you are on an outpatient rotation, generally you will not be on call. The exception is Family Medicine Call + Clinic, during which you see clinic patients and are on call every few days with the inpatient team. While not technically a call shift, night float is also a rotation that residents are assigned to. Depending on coverage and type of rotation, PGY1’s may do 1 week of night float on Family Med Wards, Peds Wards, Nursery, or OB. PGY2 and PGY3 residents do two-week blocks of night float each year.

Residents receive their bi-weekly paycheck from the County of Riverside. They also have access to GME educational stipend which traditionally has helped cover for cost of board exams, licensing, and other education related needs. Additionally, internal grants for our FM residency can assist with specific educational and residency needs.

Residents receive 15 calendar days of paid time off (vacation). Additionally, residents accrue 4.4 hours per two weeks of worked time (averaging about one day per month) for sick time. Finally, residents have five CME days for conferences or exam preparation. Additionally, working county holidays result in extra banked vacation days. In the event of an emergency, residents have access to an additional six weeks of FMLA or similar leave. In one year, the maximum allowed time away from the program is 12 weeks. In the entire residency training, maximum allowed time away is 20 weeks total.

Residents are covered for American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) membership (including the California Academy of Family Physicians), UpToDate, UWorld subscription, American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Exam and Board Exam Review Course. In addition the institution has a subscription to DynaMed.

Formally, our wellness curriculum includes Balint groups (doctor-patient relationship processing groups), resident support (chief resident-run feedback and support sessions), resident bonding (program sponsored, outside of hospital activities), and annual program retreat (program sponsored, two days one night with family invited). We also have formal advisor-advisee relationships between faculty and resident, as well as Big Sib, Little Sib assignments. Informally, we treat our program as a family with an open door policy with many social gatherings with faculty, residents, and nursing staff outside of the teaching environment.

Medical students rotate throughout the institution in all settings. Most frequently, residents will work with students in our clinic and FM inpatient settings, getting the chance to teach and mentor in clinical environments. Additional residents can also assist with the Clinical Skills and Case Based Learning (CBL) courses at UCR SOM where they interact with and teach MS1 and MS2 students in small groups.

Please reach out to Nolisha Jackson or Treva Williams with additional questions.

Nolisha Jackson, Program Coordinator
Treva Williams, Program Assistant
RUHS MVCHC, 23520 Cactus Avenue - B2013, Moreno Valley CA 92555
Phone: (951) 867-3812
Fax: 951-955-5119