Careers after Residency

seniors

Our residents are prepared to do everything!

Our residency program strives to give comprehensive training, balancing focus on both "subspecialty" and "primary" care. Over the last 5 years, approximately half of our program's graduates have gone into primary care and half have gone into subspecialty fellowships. 

Primary Care Career Focus:

We believe that our core continuity clinic and general pediatrics ward experiences, community partnerships, and innovative programs like the Public Health and Ambulatory Basics and Beyond (PHABB) program and the Medical Home Program at UCLA, provide us with the foundations to mold the incredible residents we recruit into the future leaders of pediatrics, ready to practice at the top of their licenses.

We are proud to have a long track-record of preparing residents to work in the community as primary care pediatricians, which stems from the diversity of residents we attract and the diversity of training experiences we offer.

Among those graduates who have gone into primary care, about 25% have gone on to receive additional training, in programs like,

  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinic Scholars program,now the National Clinician Scholars program
  • Maternal Child Health Fellowships funded by the federal government (HRSA, NRSA, Maternal Child Health Bureau)
  • CDC Epidemiology Investigation Service
  • Kaiser Community Medicine Fellowship

Those graduates who have gone directly into community practice are now successful general pediatricians or hospitalists across the country, in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Denver, Chicago, and many others. Our residents are active at the local, regional and national levels of the American Academic of Pediatrics. Several residents have held national positions with the AAP, including liaisons to Sections of School Health, CATCH, and Epidemiology. In addition, many of our residents have obtained funding for primary care projects through the AAP Community Access to Child Health program (CATCH grant program).

Subspeciality Care Career Focus:

Our subspecialty faculty are national leaders in their fields, and offer extensive research and clinical opportunities for the program. Interactions with the UCLA fellowship programs afford our residents exposure and mentorship in every field. Electives are offered in all subspecialties, including research electives to dedicate substantial time on a research project. Adviser and Interest Group meetings with faculty provide a supportive environment for residents to find career-decision making guidance, as well as fellowship application assistance.

Many of our residents are successful in publishing their research, presenting at national conferences, and obtaining resident grants to support or reward their projects.

We are proud to have a long track-record of sending residents to subspecialty fellowships at the most competitive programs across the country.

Graduate Snapshot: 2015-2020

UCLA Pediatric Residency Training Program

2020 GRADUATES:

  • General Pediatrics, Primary Care (39% with 18% in underserved primary care areas):
    • Academic General Pediatrics (5)
    • Private Practice (3)
    • Community Clinic, Free, FQHC, or FQHC-modeled clinic (3)
  • Hospitalist-Based Medicine (4, 14%)
  • Subspecialty Fellowships (47%)
    • Allergy & Immunology (1): UCLA
    • Cardiology (3): Baylor, UCSF
    • Clinical Informatics (1): Stanford
    • Hem/Onc (2): Stanford, UCSF
    • NICU (3): UCLA, USC
    • PICU (2): Stanford, Mount Sinai
    • Preventive Care (1): UCLA

2019 GRADUATES:

  • General Pediatrics, Primary Care (50% with 20% in underserved primary care areas):
    • Academic General Pediatrics (6)
    • Private Practice (4)
    • Community Clinic, Free, FQHC, or FQHC-modeled clinic (3)
  • Hospitalist-Based Medicine (4, 15%)
  • Subspecialty Fellowships (35%)
    • Anesthesiology (1): UCLA
    • Cardiology (1): NYU
    • Dermatology (1): Temple
    • Gastroenterology (1): UCLA
    • Hem/Onc (1): Memorial Sloan Kettering
    • Hospital Medicine (1): UCLA
    • Neonatology (3): UCLA, UCSD, Boston

2018 GRADUATES:

  • General Pediatrics, Primary Care (41% with 20% in underserved primary care areas):
    • Academic General Pediatrics (7)
    • Private Practice (3)
    • Community Clinic, Free, FQHC, or FQHC-modeled clinic (1)
  • General Pediatric Fellowships (4%)
    • Nat’l Clinical Scholars Program (1): UCLA
  • Hospitalist-Based Medicine (7, 26%)
  • Subspecialty Fellowships (26%)
    • Anesthesiology (1): UCSF
    • Cardiology (1): UCLA
    • Endocrinology (1): Stanford
    • Gastroenterology (1): Boston
    • Infectious Diseases (1): UCLA
    • Neonatology (1): CHLA
    • Nephrology (1): UCLA
  • Other, 4%: Research (1): Jacques Children’s Cancer Center

2017 GRADUATES:

  • General Pediatrics, Primary Care (33% with 23% in underserved primary care areas):
    • Academic General Pediatrics (2)
    • Private Practice (5)
    • Community Clinic, Free, FQHC, or FQHC-modeled clinic (2)
  • Hospitalist-Based Medicine (22%)
  • General Pediatric Fellowships (8%)
    • Nat’l Clinical Scholars Program (1): UCLA
    • Community Medicine (1): Kaiser LA
  • Subspecialty Fellowships (34%)
    • Dermatology (1): UCLA
    • Endocrinology (1): Denver Children’s
    • Hematology/Oncology (2): UCLA
    • Infectious Diseases (1): UCLA
    • Medical Genetics (1): UCLA
    • Neonatology (2): UCLA, CHOP
    • PICU (3): UCLA, CHLA, Loma Linda

2016 GRADUATES:

  • General Pediatrics, Primary Care (28% with 35% in underserved primary care areas):
    • Academic General Pediatrics (6)
    • Private Practice (3)
    • Community Clinic, Free, FQHC, or FQHC-modeled clinic (3)
  • Hospitalist-Based Medicine (19%)
  • General Pediatric Fellowship: (4%)
  • Subspecialty Fellowships (46%)
    • Adolescent (1): CHLA
    • Allergy/Immunology (1): Stanford
    • Cardiology (3): UCLA, CHLA
    • Critical Care (1): UCLA
    • Emergency Med. (2): Austin, Harbor-UCLA
    • Hematology/Oncology (1): UCLA
    • Neonatology (1): CHLA, UCSD

2015 GRADUATES:

  • General Pediatrics, Primary Care (45% with 15% in underserved primary care areas):
    • Academic General Pediatrics (6)
    • Private Practice (5)
    • Community Clinic, Free, FQHC, or FQHC-modeled clinic (4)
    • Kaiser (1)
    • Indian Health Service (2)
  • Hospitalist-Based Medicine (12%)
  • Subspecialty Fellowships (35%)
    • Critical Care (2): UCSF, CHLA
    • Gastroenterology (2): UCLA, Mt. Sinai NY
    • Hematology/Oncology (4): UCLA, John Hopkin’s
    • Neonatology (1): Boston Children’s