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Prime West Consortium

The Prime West Consortium is a collaborative initiative comprising multiple graduate medical programs in California, united with the common goal of advancing medical education and healthcare services in the region. This consortium serves as a dynamic platform for these esteemed institutions to share resources, knowledge, and expertise, fostering innovation and excellence in medical training and research.

Through their partnership, Prime West Consortium and its member graduate medical programs are committed to delivering top-tier medical education and healthcare solutions, addressing the unique needs of California’s diverse and dynamic healthcare landscape.

Leadership Message

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the Prime West Consortium (PWC). It is with great excitement and anticipation that I embarked on this journey with the PWC, dedicated to advancing medical education and patient care within Prime Healthcare’s Hospitals in California and Nevada.

The Prime West Consortium is a symbol of Prime Healthcare’s commitment to excellence in healthcare, education, and research. Alongside our academic affiliate, California University of Science and Medicine, the consortium will provide a community program atmosphere with university-level academic support, nurturing the growth and development of our future physicians.

One of PWC’s foremost goals is to address the critical issue of physician shortage in California. Through innovative strategies and collaborative efforts, we are determined to make a lasting impact on healthcare delivery in our communities. Moreover, we aspire to expand Graduate Medical Education (GME) opportunities, creating an environment where aspiring medical professionals can flourish and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of medicine and the well-being of our patients.

Together, we possess the power to shape the future of healthcare, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of countless individuals.

I am immensely proud to serve as your Designated Institutional Official and eagerly anticipate working closely with our residents, physicians, community members, hospitals, and partners.

Hamed Shalikar, MD, FAAFP

Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Prime West Consortium


The Prime West Consortium’s medical programs in California are strategically located across the state, offering comprehensive medical education and healthcare services in various regions. Their network of medical facilities and campuses serves as vital hubs for medical education, research, and patient care, reflecting the consortium’s commitment to excellence and inclusivity in healthcare delivery.

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