Meling Yuen, M.D.
Meling Yuen, M.D.Interim Program Director, Division of Dermatology


Welcome to the Division of Dermatology

Education at Harbor-UCLA includes both resident driven activities such as textbook review, special guest lecturer series, and faculty mentored sessions including journal club, dermatopathology slide sessions, and unknown kodachrome slide sessions.

8am – 12pm: Elective (One senior resident) | Kaiser South Bay | Children’s Hospital, LA

1pm – 5pm:  Kaiser South Bay | Children’s Hospital LA

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Venice Free Cinic (2nd & 4th Monday) **optional**

8am – 12pm: Long Beach Comprehensive Clinic (Rotators only, 3rd and 4th Tuesday, Dr. Yuen) | Dermatopathology (All Residents, Dr. Shitabata) | Resident Didactics

1pm – 5pm: Harbor-UCLA Dermatology Clinic (N-24 clinic C)| Mohs Surgery Clinic (3rd Tuesday of month, Dr. Fein) | Elective (One senior resident)

8:30am – 12:00pm: Harbor-UCLA Dermatology Clinic (N-24 clinic C) | Psych-dermatology clinic (1st Wednesday of every month, Dr. Chung) | Podiatry-dermatology clinic (4th Wednesday of every month, Dr. Wong) | Children’s Hospital LA | Elective (One senior resident)

1pm – 5pm: Children’s Hospital LA | Faculty Didactics | Dermoscopy Didactics (monthly, Dr. Pickus)

3pm: Inpatient Ward Rounds

8:30am – 12pm: Harbor-UCLA Dermatology Clinic (N-24 clinic C) | Hair Clinic (3rd Thursday of month, Dr. Umar) | Elective (One senior resident)

12pm – 2pm: Dermatopathology Signout (Dr. Peng) | Grand Rounds (3rd Thursday of month) | Surgery Didactics (3rd Thursday of month, Dr. Chipps) | Resident Didactics

8:30pm – 12pm: Mohs Surgery (Harbor-UCLA, N-24 Clinic C, Dr. Chipps, 4th Friday) | Elective (One senior resident) | Kaiser South Bay | Children’s Hospital, LA

12pm – 1pm: Journal Club (Kaiser South Bay, 2nd Friday)

1pm-5pm: Mohs Surgery (Harbor-UCLA, N-24 Clinic C, Dr. Herrmann, 3rd Friday) | Elective (One senior resident) | General Dermatology Clinic (Harbor-UCLA, N2-24 Clinic C)

Call Schedule: Divided between five residents, one resident on call each month with four days off, first year residents do not start call until the second half of the first academic year; Senior residents: 2-2.5 months of call, First year residents: 3 months of call

Elective: Senior residents (PGY3, PGY4) are allotted 4 weeks of elective time to use during their two final years.  This includes time for away rotations, job interviews, dermatology volunteer work, shadowing, research, etc.  While on an elective, a resident is excused from all clinical responsibilities.  Every month a senior resident is assigned to be on the elective resident schedule during which time a half day is protected time excused from clinic to study, shadow or complete independent research.  Over the two years a senior resident will have a total of 6-7 months of elective resident schedule during which they can choose to schedule their 4 weeks of elective time.

For Medical Students

MedStudentsOur unique county medical center allows you to gain firsthand experience taking care of a patient population with interesting dermatologic conditions.  As a rotating medical student (or resident) you will learn the basic foundations of medical and surgical dermatology.  Our residents and faculty are eager to teach.  If you are a medical student, please contact: Lily Sheshebor (Program Coordinator) at nsheshebor@labiomed.org. Any further questions regarding applications should be directed to: Lily Sheshebor, Program Coordinator, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Division of Dermatology, 1000 W. Carson Street, Box 25, Torrance, CA 90509.  We look forward to working with you at Harbor-UCLA Division of Dermatology.  Please refer to the resident schedule for more details.


Offices Hours & Location

  • Bill Warren, Program Coordinator
    (e) billwarren@labiomed.org 
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Division of Dermatology
    1000 Carson Street
    Box #25
    Torrance, CA 90509
  • (p) 310.222.2345

Learn More About The Division of Dermatology

Application Info

Applying to the Division of Dermatology

Applications for the residency program are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Application Info