Desert Regional partners with UCR School of Medicine

Desert Regional Medical Center has partnered with the UC Riverside School of Medicine to establish a residency in family medicine. UCR recently became the first new medical school in California in more than 40 years.

In addition to the residency in family medicine, the partners are exploring a future resident training program in internal medicine. More information on the residency program is available on the UC Riverside School of Medicine Web site.

Dr. Gemma Kim is the program director for the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program. She joined the faculty in March 2013 after moving from Central Texas, where she practiced in academic medicine for nearly 10 years. She completed her residency at Texas A&M School of Medicine/Scott & White Family Medicine Residency and was chief resident of her class. Professional interests include academic medicine, health maintenance, women’s health, chronic disease management and outpatient procedures.  

Dr. Tae Kim is a family medicine physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating all age groups, with a special interest in women's health, preventive medicine, minor surgeries, chronic medical management and academic medicine. He was trained at Texas A&M School of Medicine/Scott & White Hospital, where he was selected as chief resident. After completing his residency, he stayed on as senior staff and assistant professor and continued to teach medical students and resident physicians. He joined UCR School of Medicine not only to continue to educate future physicians, but to strengthen primary care in the Coachella Valley.