The Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA takes great pride in a long history of superior clinical training in a supportive, collegial environment that emphasizes education. Houseofficers are given progressive responsibility for direct patient care throughout their three years of training and work in close contact with fellows and faculty. The Medical Center provides services for a broad patient base composed of the medically underserved, including the working poor, trauma victims, and those who require specific subspecialty or critical care expertise. Although located near the beaches of the South Bay, pediatric patients are actually referred to the program from all parts of Los Angeles County, a true center of ethnic diversity with immigrants from nearly every point on the globe. Due to the unique diversity of the patient