The special nature of residency programs requires ongoing communication between the trainees, the training programs, administrators and others at UCLA Medical Center, and affiliated institutions.

The general policy of the School of Medicine requires residents be available by email. Trainees are required to have a UCLA Mednet account, which is provided at no cost. Outside email accounts may be forwarded to the UCLA Mednet account. Trainees are responsible for the content of their email and must check their email at least once every three days, unless they are on approved leave.