Modern medical training is undergoing rapid change. Consequently, innovative approaches must be developed to balance work hour restrictions, educational needs, and the provisions of high quality care.


The Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA has instituted a robust hospitalist system to help meet the needs of patient care while allowing residents to concentrate on their education. The Department has a simulation center and an enhanced interactive learning web site. As an interactive teaching tool, our innovative web site complements more traditional education methods such as lectures, bedside instruction, and review courses. More changes are inevitable, however, the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA will retain its focus on providing high quality care to the disadvantaged in an environment that stresses the growth of independent thinking, collegiality, and academic excellence.


Residents in our program have access to a remarkably diverse patient population. Each trainee is encouraged to explore their interests