Prospective Residents

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Hone your practice while making a difference.

Train at the top-ranked health system in California.

Why Choose UCLA?

UCLA’s world-class hospitals, extensive training sites, and enriching patient experiences prepare trainees to live a life of impact.

We offer over 99 ACGME-accredited speciality and subspecialty programs and more than 1,300 post-graduate training positions designed to provide residents and fellows with the knowledge, skills and values that can serve as the basis for competent and compassionate clinical practice, scholarly research, and public service.  

Residents use high-tech simulation equipment

Thrive Everywhere

Walk into any clinical situation and feel expertly qualified. The experiences and diverse sites you’ll find here will set you up for success anywhere.

DGSOM residents try out new equipment

High Tech, High Touch

At California’s top-ranked hospitals, you’ll care for patients from all corners of the globe as well as have access to top minds and state-of-the-art equipment.

DGSOM resident talking to a faculty mentor

Ask Big Questions

Collaborate with forward-thinking colleagues to solve problems faster and enjoy a range of research partnership opportunities.

Aerial Tour

The Application Process

Recruitment, selection and appointment of residents and fellows is performed by the Program Directors with oversight by the Institution's GMEC and in accordance with ACGME and California Medical Board requirements. 

Please visit your program of interest’s information page for the most accurate and specific application instructions.

Read an overview of the residency application process


Most programs accept applicants through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Positions will be matched through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

Hear from Our Residents and Fellows


Resident Life
Clinical Range
Living in LA


Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Head and Neck Surgery
Internal Medicine
Interventional Radiology
Radiation Oncology


Complex Family Planning
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Urologic Oncology

"We get to learn from the top people in their own fields." 

Dr. Brittany Harrison, Chief Resident, Interventional Radiology