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Program Mission:

The Prime West Consortium Centinela Hospital Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program aims to provide a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience for resident physicians to be competent hospitalists, primary care physicians and/or pursue a fellowship. The program will aim to address socio-economic disparities, increase access to healthcare and grow the number of physicians in Inglewood, CA and the surrounding communities.

The aims are to instill the core value of service and commitment to the under-served medical communities. Through a humanistic working environment and curriculum, the program intends to inspire physicians to promote wellness and enact positive change in existing models of care through clinically sound, responsible, innovative, and compassionate care.

Program Goals:

The Prime West Consortium Centinela Hospital Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program’s goals for our residents are to: Create an environment for scholarly activity and quality improvement with a focus on topics applicable to the community. Encourage life-long learning and improvement. Increase the number of primary care physicians in the greater Inglewood region. Address socio-economic barriers to healthcare in the community. Prepare residents for exam passage for the ABIM board exam or AOA equivalent.

Program aims:

  • To train well-rounded internal medicine physicians providing evidence-based, cost-effective, and high-quality healthcare.
  • To instill in internal medicine physicians the importance of diversity and wellness for the mind and body.
  • To recruit high-quality residents from diverse backgrounds that are committed to the region.
  • To promote lifelong growth as a physician and within the healthcare system.
  • To support faculty and residents in scholarly activity specifically designed to improve patient care, access, quality, and outcomes.
  • To grow and sustain high-quality faculty through faculty development and mentoring
  • To provide an educational curriculum that is innovative, responsive, and flexible to the learning goals of the residents and that will prepare them for the ABIM board exam.

Diversity Statement:

Los Angeles County, specifically Inglewood, is extremely diverse. We aim to capture and reflect the diversity in our residency personnel. Eventually, we hope to establish a diverse recruiting pipeline and retain our residents as faculty. In regard to residency personnel, we hope to recruit from the local community and provide tools and opportunities for advancement within our organization.

The program currently boasts diversity in its faculty and staff that is reflection of the community. The vision is to maintain our diversity by recruiting residents as mentioned in the prior section and eventually retaining them in our program. With time we hope to build a pipeline that continues to build the diversity in our program and serves the community by inspiring lower income high school students, mentoring underserved undergraduate students, fostering local medical students in primary care and then recruiting and retaining physicians in the community and program.


  • Clinical
    • To train residents through an evidence-based curriculum, to become well-rounded internal medicine physicians providing evidence-based, cost-effective, and family-centered healthcare to an underserved community.
    • Encourage screening process of certain diagnosis such as substance abuse, depression, etc.
    • To continuously improve clinical care through QI projects.
  • Education
    • To actively recruit a richly diverse team of residents.
    • To engage residents through bedside learning, multi-disciplinary coordination and learning, didactics, procedure workshops, and opportunities to personalize their training and support their autonomy through electives, inter-professional roles, and committee memberships.
    • To grow and sustain faculty through development and mentoring.
  • Research
    • To support faculty, residents, and medical students in community-based and clinical research specifically designed to improve patient care, quality, and outcomes.
    • To guide and support residents throughout the research process from inquiry to presentation.
  • Graduates
    • To produce internal medicine residency graduates with distinctive qualities and abilities that enable them to become community leaders, public servants, leaders in their medical fields in research and development, and ultimately instruments to invoke change and improvement in healthcare and society.