Ronald Reagan UCLA is located in the heart of Westwood Village, adjacent to the UCLA Campus. It ranks among the top four U.S. hospitals according to the 2020-2021 U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The UCLA Medical Center is a tertiary and quaternary referral center and one of the top transplant centers in the world. This state-of-the-art, 520-bed facility serves as the home for the residents where the majority of our inpatient rotations take place. By keeping this hospital at the core of our program, our residents are constantly working together to foster strong collegial relationships. At Ronald Reagan, our residents rotate through the Medicine Wards, the ICU, the CCU, the ED, and subspecialty consultations. Learning to care for these complex and diverse patients will prepare residents for their future endeavors, no matter what they may be.
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center is a 266-bed teaching community hospital. It recently underwent a major reconstruction which was completed in January 2012, resulting in a modern facility with all the amenities of a smaller community hospital coupled with the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic technology. The Santa Monica community is unique given its large homeless and affluent populations, allowing residents to care for a variety of socioeconomic and cultural classes in one setting. Santa Monica is the home of our Hospitalist rotation where residents will develop significant autonomy and get a look into the life of a community physician. Residents also rotate through Solid Oncology and through our Geriatrics service, consistently ranked in the top 3 in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Subspecialty consultations and outpatient experiences are available at this hospital as well. The Santa Monica rotations prepare residents to be autonomous community doctors.
The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, located in Westwood just one mile from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, is one of the largest referral centers in the VA System. It provides both primary and tertiary care to veterans and has a referral base throughout Southern CalifornThe West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, located in Westwood just one mile from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, is one of the largest referral centers in the VA System. It provides both primary and tertiary care to veterans and has a referral base throughout Southern California. The 262-bed facility is comprised of a medical and surgical intensive care unit, cardiac telemetry unit, general medicine ward, inpatient geriatric ward, acute inpatient rehabilitation ward, and an inpatient psychiatry ward. In addition to the inpatient medicine rotations, the emergency department, medicine subspecialty, and primary care clinics are key components of our ambulatory rotations. All medical staff of the West LA VAMC have academic appointments at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and hospital serves as a continuity rotation teaching site for UCLA medical students. The hospital campus also includes the 300 bed Extended Care and Rehabilitation Center and a 400 bed State Veterans Home which was completed in 2012.
Olive View UCLA Medical Center is an academic county hospital located in the San Fernando Valley, approximately a 30-minute drive north of UCLA. We are fortunate to have a mutually beneficial partnership with the Olive View UCLA training program. Residents rotate here as interns on the medicine wards and most return as senior residents for another month. The county hospital experience is integral to our program as it provides a focus on the underserved and equips our residents with the skills to practice medicine in a resource-limited setting.