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“The support of faculty and co-residents in this program is unmatched. The team-oriented culture is intentional and genuinely special. My co-residents and faculty are family and I’ve made so many lasting relationships.”

– Jessie Bjella, MD – PM&R Chief Resident 2023-2024

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“Mentorship has been a pivotal pillar in my growth and development as a resident here. Our attendings are not only knowledgeable in their craft but are always available to provide extensive guidance and support to assist us in achieving our goals. I am eternally grateful for all they have done for me.”

“My favorite part about our program is how from day #1 it has felt like I’ve gained a new family. The way my co-residents support, encourage, challenge, and love one another is nothing short of awe-inspiring. It not only enables me to be a better doctor, but a better person.”

– Michael Davis, DO – PM&R Resident

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“The culture of this program and the camaraderie among professionals at all levels, residents to attendings, serves as a guiding light to us – helping us grow, bond and become better doctors together.”

"The culture and family atmosphere that the program embodies is displayed across the board through attendings to residents to ancillary staff."

– Michael Hernandez, Jr, MD – PM&R Chief Resident 2024-2025

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“UCLA/VA GLA PM&R residency offers a distinctly well-rounded experience. From the team-based culture to all the unique learning opportunities, this program stands out amongst the rest.” 

– Christopher Lee, MD – PM&R Resident

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“I love the family feel of the program. I have felt extremely supported and welcomed from the day I got here.”

– Antonio Casco-Zuleta, MD – PM&R Resident

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“I love the collaborative nature of our program. When treating complex patients we always have the support from our attendings, therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, etc to help each other succeed. Everyone is very willing to help one another.”

- Kristen Clark, MD

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“I am grateful for the exceptional support and guidance provided by the faculty and the strong sense of community among the residents. It is the perfect environment for growth, both professionally and personally, and I feel fortunate to be part of such a top-notch program.” 

– Grace Zhang, MD – PM&R Chief Resident 2022-2023

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“I value the breadth of clinical experiences offering exposure to diverse patient demographics and education from top tier attendings from nationally recognized facilities. The program provides incredible clinical and procedural training from incredibly supportive faculty in one of the greatest cities in the world.”

– Gabriel Sanchez, DO – PM&R Resident

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“My favorite part about the program is the camaraderie and emphasis on collaboration. It was immediately evident during my interview that the entire PM&R department was highly invested in the success of their residents.”

– Timothy Nguyen, MD – PM&R Chief Resident 2023-2024