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As one of the largest academic medical universities in the country, UCLA sponsors many exceptional training programs including our family medicine residency program which consists of 36 residents.


The UCLA Department of Family Medicine Research Program has one of the most active family medicine research groups in the country committed to improving the quality of primary care and promoting health in partnership with ethnically diverse communities.

Addiction and Behavior Medicine


The Department of Family Medicine is committed to training the next generation of professionals on the topic of  "addiction medicine in primary care." A National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded training program provides resources to physicians and postdoctoral fellows interested in this research direction. We are currently recruiting 1 MD and 1 PhD to commit for two years to conduct intensive research on addiction medicine in primary care. An additional third year of support is possible for those in good standing and who have ongoing research projects that require an additional year for completion or who are in the process of submitting an R- or K- series application on the topic of addiction medicine in primary care. Successful graduates of this training program will:

  • Complete educational experiences in clinical research up to and including a masters degree (primarily for physician trainees, but also available to PhDs)
  • Complete the following focused clinical research experiences:
    • At least one major clinical trial or clinical research project
    • Participate in several other projects
    • Present findings in at least one major scientific conference yearly
    • Publish at least one first-author paper in a leading journal

For additional information, visit the CBAM website at http://cbam.ucla.edu.