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,
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: 2015-2019
UCLA Pediatric Residency Training Program