As part of the larger UCLA campus, which sits within an even larger UC and state-managed ecosystem, decisions regarding COVID-19 planning, policies and guidelines are made at differing (and often multiple) levels. This means that our medical school’s planning efforts are often contingent upon campus and UC guidelines, which the Dean’s Office interprets and communicates with you as soon as they are available.
For example, ramp-up plans pertaining to research activities are governed by the Office of UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto and the IRB. Plans for ramping up educational affairs are under the oversight of the UCLA Future Planning Task Force, which Dean Kelsey Martin is a member of. Operational activities in the clinical arena are determined by leadership at the UCLA health system and at affiliate institutions. Resident and fellow involvement in the clinical learning environment is coordinated by the DGSOM Office of Graduate Medical Education.
To help clarify some of these decision-making processes, and where they reside, please see our COVID-19 policies page.