The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is the state-of-the-art building designed by I.M. Pei. The RRUMC has 517 beds and is equipped with the latest in medical technology and health care delivery systems.
More than 300,000 people from Los Angeles, from across the country, and from around the world come to UCLA Medical Center each year to receive care from some of the world's best healthcare providers. More than 120 of our physicians are cited in The Best Doctors in America, which is based on an extensive poll of thousands of medical specialists. In addition, UCLA has been ranked as the best hospital in the Western United States for over 15 years by U.S. News and World Report.
UCLA Medical Center is an active tertiary and quaternary center. We house the largest transplant center in the world and attract many patients seeking expert care for a range of unusual illnesses. Additionally, a very large referral base of primary care physicians ensures a large patient population allowing our residents to master the treatment of common diseases.
UCLA Medical Center is also a National Cancer Center and has been awarded NIH Center grants in Cardiology, Pulmonary Diseases, General Surgery and Oncology. In addition to the hospital, the Gonda research building has just been completed, and two new research buildings are now under construction. The hospital, and the research centers are all situated on the general UCLA campus, a beautifully landscaped and architecturally innovative campus with abundant opportunities for residents to involve themselves with campus life, including music, theater, art and athletics.
Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital is a 266-bed community facility owned by UCLA and part of the UCLA Health Care System in the nearby coastal community of Santa Monica. The hospital has all the amenities of a smaller community hospital coupled with the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Full-time Department of Surgery faculty practices are adjacent to the hospital. It is a community non-profit hospital dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of the Westside of Los Angeles. The medical center features several features several nationally recognized clinical programs including the inpatient service for UCLA geriatrics. In 1998, UCLA Healthcare signed a strategic alliance with Orthopedic Hospital/Los Angeles. The Orthopedics inpatient services relocated to Santa Monica when the replacement UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center was completed in 2012.
Olive View is a busy county hospital located in the north end of the San Fernando Valley, about 30 minutes away from UCLA. This is one of six major hospitals operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The hospital is a 220-bed medical center that serves the needs of low income and indigent patients, as well as the surrounding middle-class community. Many patients present in with acute, untreated illnesses. Our residents spend a significant portion of their R2, R3, and R5 years here, and many consider Olive View to be a defining part of their residency experience. Housestaff are exposed to common surgical illnesses as well as a wide variety of unusual and rare conditions. The attending staff are faculty members of the UCLA School of Medicine.
The VA Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System is the largest VA complex in the US with 1,350 beds and 3,500 employees. It serves as an important safety net for a large patient population in the greater Los Angeles area, in addition to serving as a tertiary-referral facility for the southwestern United States.
The Medical Center offers medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, specialty imaging and interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and advanced rehabilitative services. The attending staff are faculty members of the UCLA School of Medicine.
UCLA General Surgery residents rotate during the R1, R2, and R4 years on the Trauma Surgery service at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. During their R4 year, residents function as the chief of one of the trauma teams. Harbor-UCLA is a 570-bed, Level I trauma center located in the city of Carson. Here, UCLA residents gain rich experience in the management of trauma, critical care, and acute care surgery.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a world-class pediatric hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. CHLA performs over 15,400 surgical procedures annually and provide care to patients in the greater Los Angeles County and beyond. Residents rotate during their R4 year to gain additional pediatric surgery experience. Residents will be trained in performing and caring for patients with a wide array of disease form inguinal hernias to neuroblastomas.
California Hospital Medical Center California Hospital Medical Center is located in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The 318-bed community hospital has been serving downtown and its neighboring communities for well over a century. The hospital also operates the only Level II Trauma Center in downtown Los Angeles. Residents will become proficient in providing complete evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment on a wide variety of simple and complex surgical diseases.