Pediatric Residency Program

"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.

2023-24 Pediatric Residency Interview Days

Applicants who are invited to interview with us are able to select an interview day from the following dates below. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom and an itinerary with the Zoom link along with the interview grid will be sent to each applicant prior to their scheduled day.

Categorical Pediatrics (NRMP ID: 1956320C0):

  • November: 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, *18, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • December: *2, 5, 6, 12, 13, *16, 19, 20

**Child Neurology (NRMP ID: 1956185C0):

  • November: 14, *18, 21, 28
  • December: 12, *16

Physician Scientist (NRMP ID: 1956320C1):

  • November: 30
  • December: 7, 14

Diversity Mixers

Diversity Mixers will occur on select Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 (PT) (11/14, 12/5, & 12/19) via Zoom. These mixers are open to all applicants who are interested in celebrating and/or promoting diversity for our program and department. Applicants should RSVP on the Thalamus event page. Please RSVP at least two weeks prior to your preferred Diversity Mixer(s). For more information, please feel free to reach out to Drs. Jennifer Bailey ([email protected]) and Ozioma Obiwuru ([email protected]).

*Please note: Saturday interviews do not include Noon Conference
**Child Neurology interviews will consist of two separate interview days, one day with Pediatrics and another (usually the day before or after) with Child Neurology and Adult Neurology faculty.

Chat with our Pediatric Residency Program Director, Dr. Alan Chin!

To our prospective applicants participating in the 2024 Match: We realize that our pediatric visiting elective experiences provide you with an opportunity to meet our residents and faculty and ask questions about the program before applying. We understand that not every student will have the opportunity to visit our institution and understand that this may have an impact on where you will choose to apply. 

In an effort to help answer your questions, UCLA Residency Program Director, Dr. Alan Chin, will be available to meet with you over Zoom! Meetings will be scheduled for 30 minutes on Monday, Thursday, or Friday afternoon. 

Please sign-up below to request a meeting and our medical education staff will be in touch to coordinate scheduling and logistics.

All time slots have been filled! If you have any questions regarding our program, please email [email protected]. Thanks!

Banner with information on how to sign-up for a meeting slot with UCLA Pediatric Residency Program Director, Dr. Alan Chin

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.


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