Pediatric Medical Students

Medical Students - UCLA Pediatrics

3rd Year Medical Students - Clerkship Information

The Department of Pediatrics at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a four-week clinical clerkship at the following sites:

  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center/Cedars-Sinai (combined site)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Sunset Medical Center
  • UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (combined site)

For detailed information about the clerkship, please access the Medical School website at: http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-clinical-curriculum


3rd Year Medical Students - Discovery Year

Since 2021, UCLA DGSOM has implemented its new Heals curriculum. New research opportunities in the Department of Pediatrics will now be available to medical students during the Discovery Year (Year 3).

Consistent with the goals of the UCLA Department of Pediatrics, the Discovery period (Year 3 of the new curriculum) medical student research opportunities will include a provision of basic science, clinical, and health services research, particularly those that address health equity.

Information about pediatric research during the Discovery (Year 3) is available here.
 

Visiting Elective Scholarship Program

We are pleased to offer the Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP) for the academic year of 2022-2023, which provides financial support to senior U.S. medical students who are traditionally underrepresented in medicine, and who are interested in applying to UCLA for a senior clinical elective.
 

4th Year Medical Students - Elective Information

We are excited to host visiting medical students for the 2022-23 academic year! For the 2022-2023 academic year, AAMC and the Coalition for Physician Accountability have concluded that there are no restrictions in place for 2022-23 away rotations. The full announcement is available at this link.

For international visiting students, we do anticipate being able to accept students from our affiliated partner institutions. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

The Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a wide variety of senior medical student electives in Pediatrics. For detailed information about the electives we offer, please access the DGSOM website at: http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-visiting-students. This site contains all course descriptions and application instructions. We require that students complete and pass all core clerkships to be eligible to apply for senior electives.

Contact: [email protected] 

Electives are offered in 3 week blocks in Westwood and UCLA's affiliated campuses and ambulatory sites, as follows:

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care Subinternship
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (outpatient & inpatient)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

  • Medical Genetics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Ward Subinternship

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Ward Subinternship

Kaiser Permanente Sunset Medical Center

  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Ward Subinternship

Other

  • Ambulatory Medicine-Pediatrics (UCLA Brentwood Med-Peds)