Trainee Life and Community

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United by shared values

We’re a tight-knit community that feels like a family. 

Learn about justice, equity, diversity and inclusion for residents and fellows 

At UCLA, you won’t just train for a lifetime of responsible and committed medical practice.

You’ll also meet colleagues and mentors you’ll continue to learn from throughout your career. 

Our compact campus makes it possible to connect with leading experts across a variety of fields, including public health, engineering, computation, and genetics. Collaborations and life-changing conversations with experts both inside and outside your programs are just a short walk away.

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Fulfilling Work

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Nurture Shared Interests and Goals

Explore special programs, such as the STAR Program, and interest groups, such as the Minority Housestaff Organization.

Learn about the STAR program
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Meet Life-Changing Mentors and Collaborators

Experts in Public Health, Engineering, Life Sciences, Computational Medicine and Human Genetics, and from DGSOM's research themes are all just a short walk across UCLA's compact campus.

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Rewarding Play

Our home city of Los Angeles offers countless interests, experiences, and connections. Meet anyone, learn anything, and pursue any passion in the most colorful city in the world, a place people from all walks of life call home.


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Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award

This award, created and presented by the DGSOM medical student body, recognizes residents and fellows who model exemplary behavior toward medical students and other members of the health care team.

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