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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Torrance, CA

Sylvia Yeh, MD

Program Director

Christan Francis

Program Coordinator

  • Small-Med sized Program

  • Close interactions with faculty (small resident-to-faculty ratio)

  • County facility affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine

  • Tier 3 trauma center

  • Large research center on campus (Lundquist Institute) for faculty-mentor projects

  • Diverse patient populations and commitment to serving underserved communities

  • Located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County - close access to beaches, arts, foodie central

  • 10 residents/year (30 total)

  • 5 fellowship programs:

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Neonatology

  • ID

  • Endocrinology

  • Child Abuse

  • Curriculum adjusted to learners interests as they evolve

  • Diverse community with lots to do

  • Beaches about 5min away

  • Protected Didactic half-day/week

  • Advocacy and Pediatric Mental Health rotation for all 1st years

  • Nightshifts for Ward, NICU, PICU. On-call every 6-14 days

  • Majority of experience based at Harbor, but with diverse clinical sites for various experiences: Kaiser-Downey, Loyola Marymount University, The Children's Clinic Long Beach, Miller Children's Hospital (Long Beach), and UCLA

  • Diversity committee - collaboration of residents and faculty that guide educational efforts in our department/curriculum.

  • Book Clubs to discuss articles, movies, books related to various topics to promote greater understanding/allyship for vulnerable and underrepresented populations

  • Topics woven into various aspects of our curriculum (Grand Rounds, Case Conference, Didactics and morning report) - Institutional diversity efforts including interdepartmental affinity groups



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