The Neurology Residency Training Program at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) offers a four-year integrated training program with 3 residency positions starting from the PGY-1 year through the PGY-4 year.
Our programs’ PGY-1 year is unique in that 4 months of time is dedicated to neurology training. The program was awarded a 10-year accreditation by the ACGME, which is the longest time it can bestow on a training program. It is our intent to train excellent clinical neurologists and to develop future leaders in neurology.
Our primary training site is the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles, a tertiary care hospital and the regional referral center for more than 4.5 million Kaiser Permanente members throughout Southern California. We receive patients from as far north as Bakersfield and as far south as San Diego. The programs’ residents also have several required rotations at other medical centers like UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
We have eighteen attending neurologists covering the full spectrum of neurological subspecialties. The learning environment combines inpatient and outpatient care, with a broad selection of complex neurological cases and small group teaching. Residents have full responsibility for the evaluation and management of all hospitalized neurological patients under the supervision of the attending staff. Responsibility is progressive, with senior residents having the autonomy to manage patient care while taking an active role in teaching junior residents, interns, and medical students. Our junior residents are also given responsibility from the very beginning of their first neurology year – for instance, they lead multi-disciplinary stroke rounds. Our small size affords residents to develop one on one relationships with our staff neurologists for mentorship, research, and career development.
We take pride in our prioritization of resident wellness. Neurology residents at KP LAMC have an excellent work life balance and have time and opportunities to enjoy life in central Los Angeles. You may find them going out to eat as a team, hiking in the Griffith Observatory trail, attending Shakespeare-in-the-Park, and spending time with their family.