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Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Thompson, MD

Program Director

Stephanie Guzman

Program Coordinator

  • CHLA is a top 10 freestanding children's hospital that also serves as a regional safety net

  • We are a high-acuity, high-volume referral center. Our ED sees ~100,000 visits per year

  • Our continuity clinic is an FQHC within an academic center w/ >85% of patients on government insurance

  • We find strength in diversity of our residents, our staff members, and our community

  • 111 Residents and >100 fellows across >25 specialties

  • Education Track, IMPACT (Community Health, Quality Improvement, Global Health Tracks), Donnell Society (Research Track)


We serve the diverse patient population of Los Angeles and also are a major referral center for patients from all of Southern California, Nevada, Hawai'i, Guam, and more. In Los Angeles, you can snowboard in the mountains and swim at the beach in the same day!

  • Longitudinal community pediatrics curriculum through your three years of training, integrating education on health equity and advocacy

  • Flexible electives that allow for regional, national, or international rotations as well as research blocks

  • Funded elective for MSIV students who identify as UIM

  • Diversity and Inclusion Mentorship Program - mentorship families consisting of students, residents, fellows, and faculty

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee socials and second look events


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