Welcome to the Harbor-UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Training ProgramAll of us at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are very excited about new developments on campus! A brand new Emergency Department and new operating rooms will be open in a few months--in time for new interns and residents next summer. The latest research building, focused on chronic diseases, is set to open in October 2012, the fifth modern research facility on campus. In addition, there is a comprehensive "master plan" for our highly successful research infrastructure AND new ambulatory and inpatient facilities for the future. We are very excited in particular about changes in our ambulatory clinics, geriatrics teaching, a palliative care consultation service, and new resident rotation in quality improvement.
Even with these changes, we are proud to be a public hospital--because public hospitals have a long and rich tradition of linking outstanding training programs with academic and research productivity. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center carries on that tradition with its own unique identity—both a public hospital and one of the major teaching hospitals of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. It's a "Harbor tradition" that our trainees develop their clinical skills and medical knowledge in an environment that strikes the right balance between independence and supervision.
Our residents see the widest possible range of internal medicine problems, and this experience gives them the skills and knowledge to succeed in any internal medicine career. Our graduates have accepted academic internal medicine and subspecialty faculty positions, entered medicine and subspecialty fellowships, or have joined medicine practices throughout California and the U.S. Graduates are very well prepared because they have great exposure to hospitalized and ambulatory patients, learn how to be critical in analyzing the literature, and are closely supervised.
Harbor-UCLA’s Department of Medicine faculty, fellows, researchers, and residents 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 centers on campus focus on cancer epidemiology, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, pulmonary rehabiliation, and much more. The faculty from the Department of Medicine alone published more than 250 papers during 2011 and up to September 2012.
The bottom line? Graduates of our training program get much more than an outstanding medical education at Harbor-UCLA. Our residents develop the camaraderie that comes from facing challenging clinical experiences and the opportunity to make a difference to our patients, many of whom have no other sources of medical care. This Harbor tradition makes a lasting impression on our graduates and continues to influence their subsequent professional lives.
We would like very much for you to consider us for the next phase of your career in medicine, and we believe that our program offers a broad and intensive clinical experience, a stimulating and academic atmosphere, and an environment that fosters professional growth and self-confidence.
Darryl Y. Sue MD
Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center