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!
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.
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.