Founded in 1965, the Internal Medicine Residency program is affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. Our residency offers a balanced mix of academics and exposure to complicated tertiary care patients as well as "bread and butter" medicine.


  • A major teaching hospital for UCLA School of Medicine
  • New hospital opened in 2009
  • Largest civilian electronic medical record in the world
  • “Family-like” atmosphere among 50 medicine residents, 121 faculty, and 40 fellows
  • Fellowships in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Allergy/Immunology, Nephrology, Critical Care/Pulmonary, UCLA/Kaiser Community Medicine, EPS, Interventional Cardiology, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Heme-Onc and MPH/IM
  • Five months of unrestricted electives personalized to your interests. This includes protected research time or you may create your own primary care track
  • Global Health abroad rotations
  • UCLA and USC medical student teaching experience
  • Excellent fellowship or job placement upon graduation within and outside of Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente sponsors a three-year categorical residency, a preliminary medicine internship, a dual MPH/IM track, and a new combined Research/IM program. As the number of candidates will far exceed the 10 categorical interns and 8 preliminary positions (plus 3 Kaiser Permanente radiology prelim interns), interviews are by invitation only. We receive over 1100 categorical and over 800 preliminary medicine ERAS applications each year.

Historically, 50 percent of our graduates have entered competitive subspecialty fellowships, 25 percent into primary care, and 25 percent become hospitalists. Our residents have consistently matched into their first choice for fellowship training. Senior residents seeking primary care or hospitalist positions are highly recruited upon graduation by universities, private practices, and Kaiser Permanente.