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Welcome letter

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program at HCA Healthcare Riverside! Training is an exciting step in your medical career, and we are delighted that you are interested in taking this next step with our program.

Riverside Community Hospital is located in the heart of downtown Riverside. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center, and we serve a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic patient population. As both a hospital and a training program, "Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life."

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About our program

Welcome to the General Surgery Residency Program at HCA Healthcare Riverside! The General Surgery Residency Program is a fully accredited five-year ACGME clinical program. We currently have 3 categorical general surgery residents per year. Applicants must have 3 letters of recommendation and have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to be eligible for our program. Applicants must submit their application via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) to apply through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Our program provides residents with abundant and early operative experiences. Chief residents graduate with over 1000 cases each, well above the required minimum for graduation. During training, residents will have appropriate, graduated autonomy under the guidance and supervision of our clinical faculty. We also expect our senior residents to serve as teaching assistants for our junior residents. All major surgical subspecialties are performed at Riverside Community Hospital, from bread-and-butter general surgery to surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, endocrine surgery, and vascular surgery. The hospital has multiple da Vinci robot systems, and we have developed a resident robotic curriculum to supplement resident education and training in this area. The residency program also has important affiliations with surrounding hospitals, including Loma Linda Medical Center (pediatric surgery and solid organ transplant) and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (burn surgery). We do not have any surgical subspecialty fellows at Riverside Community Hospital, so there is no competition for resident cases.

Mission statement

The General Surgery Residency program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

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Emily Dubina, MD, FACS
Program director

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Salary & Benefits


Year Salary
PGY1 $78,582
PGY2 $80,933
PGY3 $83,762
PGY4 $87,110
PGY5 $91,021

*Salaries are subject to change.

*$950 will be allotted to each resident for on-call meals.

*New residents will receive up to $1,000 for orientation (if it takes place prior to official employment date).


Health benefits

  • Medical
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Behavioral Health
  • Dental & Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Coverage

Finance-related benefits

  • HCA 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Financial Fitness

Life-related benefits

  • Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Time Away From Work
  • CorePlus Voluntary Benefits (i.e. LifeLock Identity Theft Protection, Legal Benefits, Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Life Insurance, Auto & Home Insurance, Pet Insurance)
  • Other Voluntary Benefits (i.e. AirMed Medical Transport, Adoption Assistance, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Consumer Discounts)

Other benefits

  • Free on-site parking
  • White coat
  • Cellphone and laptop
  • 24-hour access to resident lounge
  • 24-hour access to gym
  • 24-hour access to simulation center

Curriculum and rotation schedule

The clinical curriculum is designed to ensure residents are well-prepared for the breadth of pathology encountered in surgical practice.

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