Desert Regional Medical Center

History

The Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is located in Southern California, in the historic city of Palm Springs; an area that enjoys nearly 354 days of sunshine a year and is nestled right at the foot of mountains, a national park and is a short drive from multiple beautiful beaches. The DRMC is a Level II Trauma Center and the only designated trauma center in the Coachella Valley, covering more than 8,000 square miles, 3 states and 2 countries. It has received advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and is also a STEMI center and a Level I Methamphetamine receiving center.

The Emergency Medicine program is a 3 year ACGME accredited program with over 70,000 ER visits per year of which roughly 20% are pediatric visits. In addition, we receive over 2000 trauma visits per year and have an 18.3% general admissions rate and a 3% critical care admissions rate. There are four other residency programs within the DRMC: FM, IM, Neurology and Neurosurgery. This means that we have an excellent faculty/staff to resident ratio and from the first day, access to very high numbers of procedural experiences. The first class of residents joined us in 2015. 8 residents are accepted each year.

Leadership

  • Department Chair / Medical Director: Babak Khazaeni, M.D.
  • Assistant Medical Director: Jacqueline Le, M.D.
  • Program Director: Joel Stillings, D.O.
  • Assistant Program Director: Michelle Mouri, D.O.
  • Assistant Program Director: Ryan Roten, DO
  • Research Director: Babak Khazaeni, M.D.
  • Ultrasound Director: Grant Nelson, M.D.; Korbin Haycock, M.D.

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Desert Regional Medical Center - Palm Springs, CA

Secondary Hospital

Sutter Health - Sacramento, CA

  • Pediatrics emergency medicine

Curriculum

PGY1

  • Emergency Medicine - 16 weeks
  • Anesthesiology - 2 weeks
  • Ophthalmology - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery - 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
  • Medicine ICU - 4 weeks
  • Pediatrics - 4 weeks
  • Surgical ICU - 4 weeks
  • Vacation - 4 weeks
  • Ultrasound - 4 weeks

PGY2

  • Emergency Medicine - 28 weeks
  • Medicine ICU - 4 weeks
  • Obstetrics - 4 weeks
  • Trauma ICU - 4 weeks
  • Ultrasound - 4 weeks
  • Elective - 4 weeks
  • Vacation - 4 weeks

PGY3

  • Emergency Medicine - 32 weeks
  • Pediatric EM - 6 weeks
  • Elective - 4 weeks
  • Vacation - 4 weeks
  • EMS - 4 weeks
  • Administration - 2 weeks

Contact Information

Lizet C. Martinez, MHA

Program Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Residency
DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | Graduate Medical Education
1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: 760.323.6830 | Fax: 760.323.6489 | Email: lizet.martinez@tenethealth.com

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