Message from the Director

Dear prospective resident,

Thank you for your interest in the OPTI-West Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program. Located in Pomona, California, we are an ACGME accredited PM&R program based out of Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, a world-class provider of medical-surgical and rehabilitation care serving Southern California and beyond since 1938.

The breadth of clinical experience offered by our rehabilitation program makes us truly unique. Resident rotations include inpatient, outpatient, short-term residential (Transitional Living Center), interventional pain, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, pediatrics, electromyography, consultations, and electives. Our structured continuum of care allows residents to follow the progress of patients from their initial treatment in inpatient rehabilitation all the way through transitional care and outpatient, offering valuable experience not available in most other programs.

As a teaching hospital, we challenge our residents to be active researchers. The Casa Colina Research Institute (CCRI) conducts clinical research right here on campus to discover novel interventions and improve care for people with disabilities. Our newly built PM&R residency suite is adjacent to CCRI, and residents are encouraged to participate in existing projects or request mentorship and guidance on an original idea for a research project.

Casa Colina maintains critical connections with community physicians and medical suppliers who will add value and perspective to your experience. Our campus is home to a well-respected neurosurgery group and an excellent orthopedics group. We have strong relationships with local prosthetics and orthotics specialists, whom you will work with on a weekly basis. And, thanks to our renowned Sports Medicine Program, you’ll get opportunities to volunteer at local sports events, including for the Ontario Fury soccer team.

We encourage you to apply and visit us for a campus tour and to meet our nine current residents. Casa Colina is located on 20 beautifully landscaped acres. The surrounding communities offer a range of affordable housing options. And our convenient Southern California location means you’ll get great weather year-round, with easy access to the beach, winter sports, world-class entertainment, dining, and more.

Our program offers a competitive salary, full benefits, and 20 days off per year. We hope you’ll contact us to learn more about what makes Casa Colina unique, and we look forward to meeting you.

Regards,
Dr. Justin Phillips
Program Director