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Dear Applicant,

It brings me great pleasure to welcome you to the UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program website. We are delighted that you are considering our program for your training in internal medicine and would like to highlight a few features of our program:

— Patient care: Olive View residents care for a young, diverse, under-served, and appreciative patient population that often presents with undifferentiated pathology. From your first day as an intern, you will be at the forefront in discovering their diagnoses and guiding their management. In the outpatient setting, residents enjoy nearly 70% continuity with their primary care patients, a feature essential for both resident training and patient outcomes.

— Teaching: We are proud of our dedication to education at every training level. Third-year UCLA medical students have rated the inpatient medicine ward clerkship at Olive View as one of the highest ranking sites for over a decade, a result of our strong commitment to teaching.

— Scholarship: Many of our residents publish peer-reviewed articles, Medscape content and abstracts in ACP/SGIM meetings every year. Our Doctor's Dilemma (Jeopardy) team placed 2nd out of 12 Southern California Internal Medicine residency programs in the last 2 years. We are also active in advocacy, participating every year in ACP's Sacramento and Washington DC Leadership days.

— Location: Olive View serves a population of over 2 million people in northern LA County, larger than most cities in the US. We are located against traffic from almost any direction. Residents enjoy all that LA has to offer including incredible weather, beautiful scenery, entertainment, and restaurants.

We recruit applicants interested in the pathology of a county hospital matched with great patient continuity, a culture of education and academic pursuit, and excellent placement in fellowships and general medicine careers. Those who join us for an interview will see the collegiality and vibrancy of our program firsthand.

Feel free to contact us at (818) 364-3205 or email us at medicine@uclaoliveview.org for any additional questions.

Sincerely,


Soma Wali, MD, FACP
Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Olive View-UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program