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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.

Multi-Campus Committee

Central to family medicine training programs is developing family physicians who will embody a number of specific virtues including: excellence in clinical medicine, patient centered practice, and critical skills to enable them to maintain a practice consistent with evidence-based medicine. Scholarly activities, including research, foster a more active, individually driven element in family medicine residencies. Research reflects the knowledge derived from working with primary care, practice-based populations and increasingly is viewed as a key component of family medicine training, education, and practice. The UCLA Department of Family Medicine (DFM) has a commitment to promoting research on important issues related to improving care provided to patients seen in family medicine and primary care settings.

The UCLA Family Medicine Multi-Campus Research Committee (MRC) was established over 25 years ago to help promote this commitment. Formed by the UCLA Department of Family Medicine and affiliated residency programs, the MRC has held annual research forums to facilitate the exchange of scholarly activities among the residency programs and highlight the creative work conducted by residents, fellows, faculty, and medical students. This forum fosters the understanding that the best practice of Family Medicine and pursuit of health demands an active engagement with one’s community – a role of leadership with respect to a community of colleagues, of patients, and of the population at large.

UCLA Family Medicine Multi-Campus Research Committee Members

Adolfo Aquilera, MD
Riverside County Medical Center

John Cheng, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Mark Dreskin, MD
Kaiser-Sunset Medical Center

Lillian Gelberg, MD
UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Mandeep Ghuman, MD
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

James Helmer, MD
Ventura County Medicine Center

Chris Kuhlman, MD
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Chun Curtis Lin, DrPH
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH
UCLA Department of Family Medicine