Program Highlights

The goal of the program is to offer a balance of scientifically based medical education and practical clinical experience in order to prepare graduates for all possible career options. Residents may elect to pursue careers in general pediatric practice, pediatric subspecialty practice, academic medicine, and public health. Patient care is provided in a variety of settings that include general and subspecialty outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, newborn nursery, and the pediatric emergency department.


— 18,000 Pediatric Emergency Department visits per year.
— 22,000 scheduled pediatric visits (general and subspecialty).
— 2,500 admissions – Children’s Ward & PICU.
— 1,058 admissions – NICU and nursery.
— Daily attending rounds and bedside teaching.
— Protected weekly block of didactic teaching sessions covering core curriculum and board review.
— Interactive learning in conjunction with traditional teaching via state-of-the-art eLearning system
— $60 million extramural funding at Harbor-UCLA’s research institute, LA BioMed.
— Basic and clinical research opportunities.
— Attendance at local and national meetings to review and present research.


Teaching Program

Regularly scheduled teaching conferences complement the daily teaching rounds lead by the full-time faculty on all the inpatient services.

Housestaff Retreat

All the house staff go on a yearly retreat focusing on life after residency as well as work life balance while Attending and Fellows run the hospital.

Recent Graduates

50% choose general pediatrics. 50% are in subspecialty pediatrics.

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Application Procedure

First year pediatric trainees are selected through the National Residents Matching Program. Application for an NRMP code must be made through the NRMP.
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