Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
At Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, we are always looking for new developments. ORCHID, our electronic health record, has been up and running since November 1, 2014. We are the first LA County Department of Health Services facility to start using this full-function state-of-the-art integrated system.
Our brand new Emergency Department and new operating rooms opened in Spring of 2014. Our latest research building, focused on Chronic Disease Clinical Trials, opened one year ago–the fifth modern research facility right on campus. In addition, there is a comprehensive “master plan” for our highly successful research infrastructure (LA Biomedical Research Institute) AND plans for new ambulatory and inpatient facilities for the future.
In the Department of Medicine, we redesigned our curriculum from the ground up for 2015-16, and we are looking forward to changes in our ambulatory clinics, geriatrics, palliative care consultations, and our resident rotation in quality improvement.
We are very proud to be a public hospital. Public hospitals have a rich and proud tradition of linking patient care for the underserved, outstanding residency training programs and academic and research productivity. We are one of the major teaching hospitals of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and are affiliated with the successful, well-regarded LA Biomedical Research Institute on campus.
For over 60 years, it has been a “Harbor tradition” that our trainees develop their clinical skills and medical knowledge with a healthy balance of independence and supervision. As our resident, you will be challenged to use your initiative and clinical judgment, with our experienced faculty giving a judicious amount of teaching and supervision. After all, that’s why you are here – to master internal medicine.
Harbor-UCLA’s Department of Medicine faculty, researchers, and trainees are closely involved in biomedical research. Federal, non-profit, and industry research grants support molecular and cell biology, animal research, and clinical and epidemiological studies. Specialized research centers focus on cancer epidemiology, coronary artery disease, infectious diseases, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, and much more. Basic science and clinical research is built into our history and our current mission.
You will get outstanding internal medicine training at Harbor-UCLA. Our residents develop a camaraderie that comes from the opportunity to make a difference for our patients and their families. We hope that you will strongly consider Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for the next phase of your medical career in internal medicine.
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