Rotations

Clinical Experiences & Rotations
Each year is divided into 13 rotations of four weeks each. Residents rotate through every major subspecialty. Consequently, our graduates are well prepared for advanced fellowship training and for careers as hospitalists or generalists.

Based upon the traditional inpatient model, general medicine ward teams consist of two interns, a third-year UCLA medical student, Sub-I, a supervising resident, and the attending physician. A ward team on average cares for 13-15 total patients. All patients seen by the general medicine service are considered teaching cases. There are no private patients or private attendings on the teams. Under faculty supervision, residents assume major responsibility for patient care. Academic time is prioritized and protected, ensuring residents are able to attend morning reports and noon conferences.  The cross-coverage system allows teams to sign out at 5pm on non-call days, allowing residents time for reading.

During their three years, categorical housestaff spends time in our nationally acclaimed ambulatory program. Redesigned in 2011, the Resident Ambulatory Care Center offers cutting-edge training and evidence based in primary care. In this clinic, residents participate in a weekly seminar and provide continuity care to their assigned panel of patients.

As a major UCLA clerkship site, Kaiser Permanente provides Internal Medicine training to third-year UCLA medical students. All house officers actively participate in teaching UCLA and USC medical students. Over a hundred Kaiser Permanente medicine attendings hold UCLA academic faculty appointments, a hallmark of teaching excellence.

First Postgraduate Year (Standard)Second Postgraduate Year (Sample)Third Postgraduate Year (Sample)

Medicine Wards, 4 months
(optional 4th month at Olive View County Hospital)

Medicine Wards
2 months

Medicine Wards
2 months

Capstone (1 to 1 with an academic Hospitalist; the patient Safety Director, and the QI Director)
1 month

ER at Cedars-Sinai
1 month

Pulmonary
1 month

Endocrinology
1 month

Intensive Care Unit
1 month

Intensive Care Unit
1 month

Rheumatology
1 month

Coronary Care Unit
1 month

Coronary Care Unit
1 month

Gastroenterology
1 month

Ambulatory Block for Categoricals
1 month

Night ICU Medicine
1 month

Day Float with POCUS and Simulation Training
½ month

Day Float/Evening Float with POCUS and Simulation Training
1 month

Nephrology
1 month

Heme-Onc
1 month

Night Float
1 month (in 2 week blocks)

Night Float
1 month (in 2 week blocks)

Night Float
1 month (in 2 week blocks)

Infectious Diseases
1 month

Medicine Consult
1 month

Neurology
1 month

Geriatrics
1 month

Free, Unrestricted Electives
2 months

Free, Unrestricted Electives
2 months

Free, Unrestricted Electives
1½ months

 

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Serving the Community…making a difference

The program believes in a spirit of Volunteerism.
At the Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic and KHEIR Community Clinic, the Internal Medicine Residency donates 80 volunteer hours every month. The mission of the free clinics are to care for the underserved by providing high quality health care for all, regardless of ability to pay. All categorical Internal Medicine housestaff participate in these community outreach projects. The residents provide medical services in health screening and prevention, urgent care, chronic diseases, STD’s, and contraception. In addition, our UCLA Kennamer/Kaiser Community Medicine Fellowship emphasizes community service at free clinics.

Residents mentor inner city students from the Helen Bernstein STEM Academy. Activities include teaching physical exams, suturing workshops, debate moderator on current health policies, chaperone to Body Worlds Exhibit, and Simulation Center.