Welcome to UCLA! Located on the southern edge of a buzzing undergraduate campus with views of the Pacific Ocean, UCLA Medical Center embodies the California spirit: diverse and inclusive, ambitious, creative and optimistic. There’s simply no place like it.
Our trainees are devoted to mastering the art and science of clinical medicine. Varied training sites include a world-class university hospital, a community hospital, a VA system, and a county “safety-net” hospital. This combination enables graduates to start fellowships or first jobs with advanced clinical acumen and versatility.
We love helping each resident meet his or her potential as a physician and leader. We offer three tracks: categorical medicine, primary care, and PSTP. Additionally, in the second and third years you can select among pathways for advanced leadership training in health systems management, global health, or medical education. Scholarship is baked into the curriculum for all UCLA residents. For residents seeking careers in basic or clinical science research, the PSTP and proSTAR programs provide additional infrastructure to help you succeed.
Although we are proud of our ambitious curriculum, trainees tell us that the reason they chose UCLA, the thing they love most, and the reason they so often decide to stay is that the culture is just magical. Our residents represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, but they are bound by the shared ideals of humanism, integrity, humility, tenacity, curiosity, and decency. Individually, our UCLA residents are ridiculously talented, but as a group they are downright inspirational. It is a joy to watch them take care of patients and each other.
I hope you can visit us at our home in Los Angeles, where you can meet our trainees and see for yourself why we love UCLA.
Lisa Skinner, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA Internal Medicine Training Program