Scope and Objectives

The Department of Pediatrics has faculty members at seven teaching hospitals: Cedars-Sinai, Harbor-UCLA, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, and Olive View-UCLA medical centers; UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital; UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica; and Venice Family Clinic. For second-year medical students, the fundamentals of pediatric history and physical examination are taught at all sites as part of the pediatric clinical skills course.

For third-year medical students, the required six-week clinical clerkship in pediatrics is offered at the following five sites: Cedars-Sinai, Harbor-UCLA, and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles medical centers; UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center; and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. For fourth-year medical students, in-depth subspecialty electives offered by the Department of Pediatrics are listed in the School of Medicine Handbook of Clinical Courses, as are advanced clinical clerkships.

For more details on the Department of Pediatrics and courses offered, see the department website.