About This Webinar
We are thrilled to announce that our new Emergency Medicine Residency at UHS SoCal MEC has received initial accreditation by the ACGME!! We are a Three-Year Categorical program and approved for 10 residents per year. Our Sponsoring Institution, UHS SoCal MEC, is comprised of 5 hospitals recognized for quality of care and patient safety. The program is integrated with 3 of these sites: the primary site is Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH), a busy advanced primary stroke center and STEMI receiving hospital. The other integrated sites include Inland Valley Medical Center, southwest Riverside County’s only trauma center, and Rancho Springs Medical Center, which provides the region’s only dedicated pediatric emergency services. The program provides EMS Medical Direction for Riverside County, a comprehensive ultrasound and simulation curriculum, PICU experience at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego with lodging provided, and opportunities for healthcare advocacy.

The Program Director(PD) is Stephen R. Hayden, prior PD at UC San Diego, Past President of CORD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medicine, and an Editor for the 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult and Research in the Acute Care Setting. The Associate Program Director (APD) is Robert Steele, an Associate Professor and was one of the founding physicians at TVH and UHS SoCAL MEC. Between them, Drs. Hayden and Steele have over 25 years experience in residency leadership and GME!
Accepting applications and scheduling interviews via ERAS this interview season and we expect to start our first residency class in July 2021.
Robert Steele, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director
Dr. Steele is board-certified in EM and active in both Emergency Medicine. He has been the ED director of 4 separate ED's. He has been a team physician supporting the LA Kings Hockey
team and local high school athletes. He is an Associate Professor with many
publications and extensive administrative experience. He was one of the founding physicians at Temecula Valley Hospital and helped launch the UHS SoCal MEC residency in Southern California. He enjoys surfing and is an IFR certified pilot
Pranav Kachhi, MD
Department Chair
Keri Kinley, C-TAGME
Program Manager
Keri Kinley has been a GME Professional in Emergency Medicine for over 7 years. Prior to UHS SoCal MEC, Keri worked with EM Residency Programs at UC San Diego and Los Angeles County+USC. She has also presented at the annual CORD Academic Assembly.
Stephen R Hayden, MD
Program Director
Dr. Hayden is board-certified and clinically active in both Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has served as the Program Director for the UC San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency, President of the Council of Residency Directors (CORD) in Emergency Medicine, and Board of Directors for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He has been involved in GME for over 20 years. Dr. Hayden is an editor for two major textbooks: The 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult and Research in the Acute Care Setting, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.