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.

Ten reasons to consider the internal medicine program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles:

  1. Train in Southern California Kaiser’s major tertiary teaching hospital, which provides 23 tertiary care services to 4.5 million members.
  2. Consistently achieves 100% fellowship match rate.
  3. Has a 100% board pass rate.
  4. Interact with fellows and faculty from highly competitive and sought-after in-house fellowships, including Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Gastroenterology/ Hepatology, Critical Care, Heme-Onc, Allergy/Immunology, Nephrology, Community Medicine, Palliative Care,  Geriatrics, and Sports Medicine.
  5. Have access to unique research opportunities utilizing the largest integrated electronic medical record in the world.
  6. Shape their unique residency experiences during 22 weeks of electives, chosen from a broad selection including global health, community medicine, various subspecialties, research, with the opportunity to create your own elective anywhere in the world.
  7. Participate in QI projects, which have received accolades for best PI projects. Currently all residents participate in “Improving A1C Control in Diabetics”, “Influenza Vaccination QI Initiative”, and “Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates”.
  8. Experience true continuity of care through a dedicated clinic panel of patients with whom they bond over 3 years.
  9. Teach medical students from UCLA (site of the third-year UCLA medicine clerkship), USC (site of the required sub-I), and schools  from all over US (elective rotations).
  10. Forge strong, family-like relationships with 50 co-residents, 121 faculty, and 40 fellows.

Kaiser Permanente sponsors a three-year categorical residency, a preliminary medicine internship, a dual MPH/IM track, and a combined Research/IM program. As the number of candidates will far exceed the 12 categorical interns and 8 preliminary positions (plus 3 Kaiser Permanente radiology prelim interns), interviews are by invitation only. We receive over 1400 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.

The proposed Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will be located in Pasadena, CA. The Los Angeles Medical Center will be one of the core teaching hospitals.