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Clinical Rotation Sites

Clinical Rotations will begin in late September, following successful completion of the didactic portion of the program. Rotations are completed the following year in late September.

The year-long Clinical Rotation Schedule is distributed at the Clinical Orientation, given in late August. This orientation covers the Clinical Handbook (which contains information pertinent to each clinical site, as well as program and university expectations and rules), a brief overview of each clinical site, and Pathology Review (the year-long course which reviews didactic information and prepares the students for the ASCP exam).

We have Affiliation Agreements with the following sites for 2016-2017:

Loma Linda University Health, Main Campus, Loma Linda, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Paul Herrmann

Director of Anatomic Pathology: Dr. Bill Saukel

Clinical Preceptor: Maria Rabina, MHS, PA (ASCP)

Pathologists: 23

Residency Program

An outgrowth of the original Sanitarium on the hill in 1905, the present 11-story Loma Linda University Medical Center opened on July 9, 1967. With the completion of the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in late 1993, nearly 900 beds are available for patient care, including at Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center.  Loma Linda University Health Care, a management service organization, supports the many programs and services provided by our 400+ faculty physicians. Loma Linda University Medical Center operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States in areas such as neonatal care and outpatient surgery and is recognized as the international leader in infant heart transplantation and proton treatments for cancer. Each year, the institution admits more than 33,000 inpatients and serves roughly half a million outpatients. Loma Linda University Medical Center is the only level one regional trauma center for Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Anatomic Pathology processes 17,500 cases per year and about 200 autopsies.


Loma Linda University Health, Murrieta Campus, Murrieta, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Paul Herrmann

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Yamil Lopez, Medical Director, Laboratory Services

Serviced by the Loma Linda University Health Pathologists

Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta is a faith-based, non-profit medical center fully owned and operated by Loma Linda University Health. Opened in 2011, LLUMC-Murrieta is a full service acute care hospital, 106 licensed beds, that is bringing high quality, advanced care to the region. Anatomic Pathology processes about 4000 cases per year with busy frozen section service.


Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Mustafa Mahdavy

Clinical Preceptors: Dr. Alan Mare, Dr. Mustafa Mahdavy

Hemet Valley Medical Center is a 327-bed hospital and serves as one of the largest private employers in the San Jacinto Valley. Each year, Anatomical Pathology processes approximately 8000 cases with a busy frozen section service.


Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Si Ngyuen

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Si Ngyuen

Redlands Community Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 229 beds. They serve the Inland Empire, East Valley, San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass regions. Anatomical Pathology processes about 5,000 cases per year.


PathMD Laboratories, Beverly Hills, CA

Executive Medical Director: Mohammad Kamal, M.D.

Clinical Preceptor: David Costanzo, MHS, PA (ASCP), Director of Operations.

PathMD is a Thermo Scientific showcase facility, one of the few signature laboratories in the nation. Each year, PathMD processes approximately 20,000 surgical cases.


Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Chair of Pathology: Janet Stallman, MD

Clinical Preceptor: Rachel Rosen MS, PA (ASCP)

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach offers a comprehensive mix of health care services including institutes specializing in care for cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences and women’s health. The hospital has 414 beds and processes approximately 22,000 surgical specimens each year.


San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department

Chief Medical Examiner: Frank Sheridan, MD

Clinical Preceptor: Frank Sheridan, MD

San Bernardino County is located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California  with a population of just over 2 million people. With an area of 20,105 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area. Each year, the San Bernardino County Coroner Office completes approximately 1,600 autopsies.


Victor Valley Global Medical Center

Chair of Pathology: Reda Tadros, MD

Clinical Preceptor: Reda Tadros, MD

Victor Valley Global Medical Center is a 101 acute care bed hospital. The hospital is committed to providing high quality, care to residents of the High Desert communities. Each year, Surgical Pathology processes some 5,000 cases.


Eisenhower Medical Center

Chief of Pathology: Koushan Siami, MD

Clinical Preceptor: Stephanie Cherry, MHS, PA (ASCP)

Eisenhower Medical Center has locations across the Coachella Valley. The main campus and hospital is located on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage and is comprised of a 463-bed hospital. Surgical pathology processes approximately 13,000 surgical cases per year.


LLU Faculty Medical Office Laboratory, Loma Linda, CA:

Chief of Pathology: Dr. Paul Herrmann

Clinical Preceptor: Edward Miyashiro

The LLU FMO laboratory is located adjacent to the Loma Linda University Health Medical Center. Each year, anatomic pathology processes approximately 19,000 cases.


For 2017-2018:

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Victor Prieto

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Dipen Maru

Ranked No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation by US News & World Report, MD Anderson Cancer Center is a world-renowned cancer care center, known for using and developing front-line diagnostic technology. It is an academic, cancer care and research center that process some 158,000 surgical cases and 50-60 autopsies per year.


White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) is a 353-bed not-for-profit, faith-based, teaching hospital, which provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles, CA. Today, White Memorial is one of the region's leading not-for-profit hospitals. Services include cardiac and vascular care, intensive and general medical care, oncology, orthopedic care, rehabilitation, specialized and general surgery, and women's and children's services.


Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a 515-bed hospital built on the Seventh-day Adventist faith and mission to improve the health of communities and to share God's love by promoting healing and wellness for the whole person.