UCLA provides trainees a rich package of health and welfare benefits at no cost to trainees, their spouse, and/or their dependents. These plans include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. UCLA covers the premiums and co-insurance if a trainee visits a UCLA physician1.
Trainees are automatically enrolled in a pretax defined contribution plan.
Graduate education and medical training can be an inherently stressful time, therefore we have established a resource center and a team of providers to complement existing services. The new team of providers includes psychiatrists, psychologists and a social worker conveniently located in the Center for Health Sciences.
UCLA GME offers a fatigue mitigation transportation option to help ensure trainees get home safely after work. Trainees may use app-based services such as Lyft and Uber to go home after a shift and back to work the next day. Obtaining a reimbursement is simple, just submit the receipts to the GME office.
The UCLA residency and fellowship programs are located arguably in one of the most exciting cities in the nation. The LA lifestyle has plenty to offer. The food, music, views, outdoor activities, nightlife, and sites are all a part of the advantages of living in beautiful southern California. Los Angeles really does have something for everyone.
1 Not all UCLA Physicians are covered. Please contact the House Staff Office to confirm if a physician is part of the UCLA Medical Group.