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For more information about our program, please contact:

Ronald Lopez
Med-Peds Residency Training Program & Transition Care Program

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza Suite 7501

Los Angeles, CA  90095-7417


Letter from the Program Director


Welcome to our UCLA Combined Residency Program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) website.  You will be able to find information on our curriculum, rotation sites, sample schedules, and more as you navigate through the site.

We established our program in 2003 and have successfully matched every position offered since then.  We use the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS) and participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).  Each year we offer four intern positions.

The UCLA Med-Peds program was created with much thought and discussion between the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.  The Chairmen and Program Directors in both departments have pledged their support for this joint endeavor in residency training.  The UCLA Med-Peds curriculum was devised with the goal of providing balanced, comprehensive educational experiences in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  Furthermore, we have an Advisory Board comprised of med-peds faculty who oversee the curriculum and all aspects of the program.

While the Med-Peds program may be relatively new, the excellence of residency training at UCLA has been long established.  Both categorical Medicine and Pediatrics residency programs at UCLA have had a track record of producing high-quality physicians.  These graduates go on to practice primary care, enter competitive subspecialty fellowship positions, or stay in the academic setting with research interests in public health, health services research, medical education, or the basic sciences. 

The UCLA Medical Center has been named “Best Hospital in the West” for more than nineteen years by the U.S. News & World Report survey, with top 20 rankings in pediatrics, oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.  UCLA has also ranked 1st in geriatrics for more than a decade.  Our excellence in patient care and research translates into outstanding training opportunities for residents.  In addition, construction is underway for two new replacement hospitals, one on the Westwood campus and one on the Santa Monica-UCLA campus.  Both of these new facilities will boast the latest in medical technology and health care delivery systems.

Finally, Los Angeles is a vibrant city in which to reside on the West Coast.  The population is wonderfully culturally diverse, with a mix of peoples and languages from many ethnicities.  The region is also geographically varied, where one can surf, ski and snowboard, and blaze a trail through the desert, all in the same day.  Best of all, the Los Angeles area averages 329 days of sunshine each year.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our program and considering it for your residency training needs!


Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MEd

Program Director



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