APPLY for Residency

Your Bruin Journey Begins Here

ERAS Application Deadline -- November 1, 2017
UCLA Med-Peds Program Listing -- NRMP# 1956 700C0

We appreciate your consideration in joining our residency program! The UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Residency is a selective and rigourous training program that takes into consideration academic and clinical performance, as well as other significant attributes that you may potentially bring into our UCLA Med-Peds family. We anticipate accepting 4 interns each academic year. We wish you well in this upcoming recruitment season and hope to be meeting and getting to know you very soon!


  1. ERAS Common Application Form
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation (including a Medical Student Performance Evaluation from the Dean)
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Photo (2x2 passport size photo with white background)
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Medical School Transcripts
  7. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I Transcript Scores


USMLE Step II Transcript Scores will also be considered in the admission process if available and a score report should be uploaded to ERAS no later than January 31st.

All incoming interns must have passed both parts of USMLE Step II Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skills (CS) prior to the start of internship. Failure to do so may result in release of the contractual obligation of the NRMP.

Graduates of International Medical Schools must possess valid ECFMG certificates, be eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship and have the State of California eligibility letter.

Our Approach

The framework that our residency training program utilizes as a foundation for our curriculum is the Life Course Health Development (LCHD) model (Halfon and Hochstein, 2002). The LCHD framework was created to explain how health trajectories develop over an individual's lifetime. More importantly, the LCHD model recognizes that health is the consequence of multiple determinants operating in nested genetic, biological, behavioral, social and economic contexts that change as a person develops.
Based on the relationship between experiences and the biology and psychology of development, the LCHD framework offers a conceptual model for health development and a more comprehensive approach to understanding diseases.
Med-Peds training produces physicians who have firsthand experience observing the development of these health trajectories and understand the early origins of adult disease processes.

Med-Peds physicians fill a very important niche in academic medical centers, which is the ability to understand issues regarding transition of care of patients with chronic illnesses from Pediatrics to Internal Medicine. Med-Peds physicians also have a better understanding of adolescent medicine and the issues pertinent to this population. Finally, Med-Peds physicians maintain the interdisciplinary integration within medical centers and facilitate communication between departments.

The goals of the UCLA Med-Peds Residency Training Program are to produce physicians who will have the following skills:

  1. Are proficient in obtaining clinical data by patient interview, physical examination, and interpretation of laboratory skills
  2. Are proficient in utilizing clinical data to prioritize problems, and formulate differential diagnoses. Residents will formulate diagnostic and therapeutic plans demonstrating awareness of risks, benefits, costs, patient preferences, and ethical and psychosocial issues.
  3. Utilize excellent communication skills with patients, families and other members of the health care team, demonstrating respect, compassion and integrity.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles and to their professional responsibilities.
  5. Achieve a broad knowledge base by reading regularly in texts and in the original literature.

We provide a 4-year curriculum with the following elements:

  1. Comprehensive clinical experiences that prepare the resident to care for patients of all ages in multiple settings
  2. Appropriate educational and clinical experiences that fulfill the eligibility requirements of both the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
  3. Opportunities to pursue individual interests that may lead to careers in subspecialties, research, administration, public health, or education.
  4. Curricular experiences focused on understanding practice based learning and systems based practice, with an emphasis on culturally competent care and reducing health disparities
  5. Provide a combined ambulatory, continuity clinic experience caring for both adults and children in a medically underserved community.
  6. Provide adequate mentoring to ensure an optimal residency experience for Med-Peds residents, recognizing the unique issues of the dual-department status of these residents.
  7. Provide appropriate role models of Med-Peds graduates at UCLA and elsewhere to enlighten and educate Med-Peds residents about future professional opportunities.
  8. Educate the greater UCLA medical community regarding the role and training of Med-Peds residents and graduates.