Ambitious and curious minds want to know

Medical students are eager and highly motivated in exploring more about their upcoming exciting career. Here at UCLA Med-Peds our faculty and residents help you discover what awaits you as an inspiring Med-Peds physician with a wealth of information. We're here to help you understand the benefits as well as offer you advice on accomplishing your goals!


For more information about MPIG

  • Eric Curcio, M.D.
    Associate Program Director
    UCLA Med-Peds Residency Program
    1245 16th Street, Suite 125
    Santa Monica CA, 90404
    Tel:  310-267-9641


Ask a Chief Resident!

  • Email the Med-Peds Chief Residents

    Why not ask one of our Chief Residents about their experience as a UCLA Med-Peds resident? or even ask them about their future endeavors as a Med-Peds physician? They are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Click on the link above, write a message, and they will respond to you ASAP!


What are we about?

The purpose of the UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Interest Group (MPIG) is to provide guidance and support for the growing number of students interested in a combined Medicine-Pediatrics residency. MPIG is the only group on the UCLA campus that gives students access to information about a Med-Peds residency program and puts them in touch with physicians in specific fields like transitional care. With more patients with congenital conditions surviving long into adulthood, there is increased demand for physicians who can both treat these patients in their adulthood, there is increased demand for physicians who can both treat these patients in their childhood as well as provide them with the unique care they need many years later. MPIG provides students with the opportunity to learn more about career options in this field, and allows them to make connections with current residents and physicians at UCLA. In addition to informal lunch meetings whereby students can hear faculty opinions and ask questions, shadowing opportunities are set up such that students can experience life as a Med-Peds physician, attend teaching rounds, and interact with the patient population.

Mentorship Mixers

Our MPIG Mentorship Program hosts Mentorship Mixers so our UCLA Medical Students who are Med-Peds bound can meet with awesome mentors and share their stories about residency life, why they chose Med-Peds over other disciplines, as well as answer other pondering questions that you may have. This unique opportunity gives the student to socialize, network and attain invaluable information for their impending career. Here are some pictures from our most recent mixer.