DrJonasModern 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 also developed asimulation 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 and to enhance their training through additional experience in community activism, global health, research, or specific aspects of patient care. Our residents are well prepared for the next phase of their careers and we derive great satisfaction from their accomplishments in clinical practice, research, and public health.

Adam J. Jonas, M.D
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor and Joseph St. Geme, Jr., M.D. Honorary Chair of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA