"The greatest strength of our residency program is the residents themselves. The best part of my job is being a part of their development – I am inspired everyday by work they do and consider myself honored to partner with and train such a diverse, talented, and committed group.” - Alan Chin, MD, Program Director
The UCLA Pediatric Residency Training Program provides a state of the art education in the setting of cutting-edge clinical care, research and community partnership. The training sites complement each other to provide a well-rounded exposure to everything the field of pediatrics has to offer: high-yield general pediatrics, complex tertiary care, basic science, translational and clinical research, and a commitment to addressing child and family health needs beyond the walls of the hospital and clinic.
We are dedicated to nurturing the unique talents, skills, and passions our residents bring to the program, to help each individual achieve his/her most ambitious personal and professional goals. We incorporate the best of today's biomedical and educational approaches into our curriculum, while striving to be on the forefront of medical education, developing tomorrow's approaches to train future child health leaders.
L.A. Care Health Plan Funds Residency Positions
L.A. Care Health Plan, as part of its Elevating the Safety Net Initiative, has supported funding for two new residency positions in the Department of Pediatrics. Through the L.A. Care Elevating the Safety Net Residency Support Program the department was able to expand its number of positions and strengthen care for vulnerable and low-income communities. UCLA is among five institutions chosen by L.A. Care Health Plan’s program. The awards support primary care pediatricians in Los Angeles County to directly address the physician shortage in the region. The residency award’s goal is retaining well-trained pediatricians to provide care in Southern California’s traditionally underserved communities. Awarding of these residencies took place in summer 2020.