The Internship and Residency Training Program in Pediatrics at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center reflects a long-standing tradition of providing residents with the skills needed to become accomplished and compassionate physicians.
This strong foundation in pediatric training is the result of a two-fold approach to education: direct patient care in a variety of settings; and frequent, clinically relevant didactics.
We offer a large medical campus that functions both as a community health center for the local population, and as a tertiary care facility for Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, and a program built around concepts of comprehensive, cost-effective, family-oriented primary care. You will also enjoy direct patient responsibility, a large and ethnically diverse patient base, and a research division devoted entirely to resident projects.
Established in 1971 with a single house officer, our categorical pediatrics program today trains eight residents per year in general Pediatrics. Residents gain from close interactions with attendings in all pediatric specialties. This attending staff is available for consultation, supervision and teaching on a 24-hour basis.
Unique Features about the Pediatrics residency program:
- Diversity – Located in the heart of Hollywood, Kaiser LAMC allows residents to develop tremendous cultural competence, as our medical center serves a great diversity of patients—both ethnically and socio-economically.
- Computer Systems – Revolutionary, state of the art Electronic Medical Records systems for both ambulatory and hospital services has improved physician communication, and, more importantly, patient care. Progress notes, laboratory results and even radiography are now all digital/electronic, allowing closer and almost immediate tracking and updating of each patient’s medications/prescriptions, medical history and imaging. This EMR system is an invaluable tool for research endeavors.
- Flexibility – There is great flexibility of rotations and electives at many different Kaiser medical centers (including Hawaii) and at other Los Angeles area pediatric training programs. Supervised international electives are supported, and are becoming more common each year.
- Stability – Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s oldest and most stable non-profit HMO, and is widely considered the gold standard of managed care. The patients seen by house staff in our center offer excellent preparation for practice in the community as a generalist or a sub-specialist.