You will work with various types of people in various settings
Grading is a 4-tier system: Honors- High Pass- Pass- Fail in the clinical curriculum effective with students who matriculated Fall 2014.
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The Clinical Grading Rubric can be viewed here.
The Grading Tool for Core Clerkships in 2018-2019 can be viewed here.
Chairs: Arthur Gomez, MD (818) 891-7711x5129
Mark Munekata, MD, MPH (310) 222-1691
Coordinator: Valecia Sarmento
Ambulatory Medicine Site Directors and Coordinators
Chair (Psychiatry): Brandon Ito, MD (310) 825-1309
Coordinator: Jewelle Dela Cruz
Psychiatry Site Directors and Coordinators
Yvette Bordelon, MD (310) 825-6681
Neurology Site Directors and Coordinators
Areti Tillou, MD (310) 267-9600
Antonio Pessegueiro, MD
Coordinator: Desiree White
Chairs: Dan Vigil, MD (310) 319-4700
Charles Cardenas, MD
Denise Sur, MD
Coordinator: Barbara Zolkin
Family Medicine Site Directors and Coordinators
Chairs: David Chen, MD (310)319-8822
Dennis Kim, MD (310) 222-1912
Coordinator: Iris Mau
Surgery Site Directors and Coordinators
Chair: Margaret Stuber, MD (310) 825-5213
Coordinator: Renea Fuller
(310) 825- 2571
Chair: Wendy Simon, MD (310) 825-6205
Coordinator: Andy Romney
IM Site Directors and Coordinators
Chair: Lisa Nicholas, MD (310) 825-0787
Coordinator: Jesus Garcia310-206-5151
Ob-Gyn Site Directors and Coordinators
Chair: Tahlia Spector, MD
Chair: Deborah Lehman, MD (310) 206-6384
Coordinator: Carol Nguyen
Pediatric Site Directors and Coordinators
Chair: Theodore Hall, MD
Coordinator: Lara Gold
(310) 825- 5806
Cedars Continuity Nicolas Melo, MD (Surgery) (310) 423-5874
Bobbie Rimel, MD (OB-GYN) (310) 794-7329
Kaiser Continuity (Medicine) Peter Chee, MD (323) 783-3836
Thomas Y. Tom, MD (323) 783-3810
Harbor Continuity Samantha Nadella, MD (OB-GYN)
Tom Kallay, MD, (Peds)(310) 222-4002
VA Continuity (Medicine) Gregory Brent, MD (310) 268-3125
Emily Cantor, MD(310) 478-3711 Ext. 42473
Olive View Continuity (Medicine) Soma Wali, MD
Sherwin Hsu, MD
Ronald Reagan Continuity (Medicine) Wendy Simon, MD (310) 267-9643
PRIME ContinuityGloria Sanchez, MD (Harbor)
Drew Continuity/Longitudinal Primary Care ClerkshipJimmy Hara, MD
Drew Primary Care ResearchDirector: Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, PhD
At the end of your third year, you are required to complete and pass a Clinical Performance Examination (CPX) which consists of eight clinical cases portrayed by standardized patients. Each case requires a focused work up and is followed by a written exercise. Individual feedback is provided for purposes of improving history taking, physical examination, information sharing, and patient/doctor relationship skills during College Foundations. Poor performance will require remediation and retesting.
Revised: August 2015
Students must successfully complete Phase II Curriculum before proceeding to Phase III. Access the Elective Catalog.
The MS4 Grading Tool for 2018-2019 can be viewed here.
For information about the new Clinical Elective level designations beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, please click here.
Please note that our affiliated hospitals are located throughout the greater Los Angeles area.