Students and residents from KP SOM, Charles R. Drew University, UCLA, USC, and other medical schools rotate through the Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery and subspecialty services. Many members of our medical staff belong to the UCLA or USC teaching faculties.
LAMC serves as a referral center for more than 4 million Kaiser Permanente members throughout Southern California. It is a major tertiary care facility for services including cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, bone marrow transplantation, aphaeresis, oncology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and specialized urologic surgery. This provides our Family Medicine residents with a unique clinical experience, combining “bread and butter” pathology with those patients who require a higher level of care. Our residents leave this program well trained to handle whatever walks in the door!
There is as abundance of daily didactics, an annual Family Medicine symposium (featuring outstanding speakers from across the country), and easy opportunity for research. As a result of the multiple training programs housed at Los Angeles Medical Center, there are conferences daily in numerous other specialties as well. Residents often use their residency stipends to refine their basic clinical procedure skills such as skin biopsies, cryosurgery, treadmills, and flexible sigmoidoscopy by attending various conference.
Our new hospital was built and opened in 2009. Kaiser Permanente was one of the first large health care providers to implement an Electronic Medical Record. Our EMR, Health Connect, rolled out in 2007 for Outpatient and 2008 for Inpatient, continues to improve the quality of care by reducing medical errors. Digitized radiographs are available online as well.