Message from Vice President, Primary Care and Academic Affairs

We are delighted you are interested in medical education at Eisenhower Medical Center. At Eisenhower, we take seriously our slogan, "Health Care As It Should Be." Great patient care allows for excellence in medical education.

At Eisenhower Medical Center, care of the whole patient is the highest priority. That is why primary care has such a central place at Eisenhower and our graduate medical education is based on residency programs in family medicine and internal medicine. Medical students and residents at Eisenhower are given enough time with patients and their families to provide outstanding care at all times. Optimizing the care of the patient is always the first priority and excellence in medical education comes from that. Our medical staff of more than 400 physicians in all specialties allows for the highest level of care for patients and clinical instruction. We have assembled a world-class team of medical educators to guide our residency programs and medical student clerkships to ensure the highest quality educational experience.

Medical education at Eisenhower Medical Center is grounded in clinical excellence. Because we care for a large and diverse patient population, a broad experience in patient care is available to the learner. The Coachella Valley is a resort atmosphere and home to about 500,000 people. Eisenhower is the recognized place for the best medical care in our region. Choosing Eisenhower for medical education is a decision for learning in an environment where clinical excellence is the highest priority.

We welcome you to experience the excellence of Eisenhower Medical Center both in patient care and medical education. You will see the latest in health information technology and advanced methods of patient care such as the Medical Home model of primary care. Training at Eisenhower Medical Center will prepare you for a career of clinical excellence and a high level of professional satisfaction.


Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Vice President, Primary Care and Academic Affairs