“Where Patient Care Comes First”
Welcome to the USC combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency website!
We are excited to share more information with you about our residency program. Located in East Los Angeles in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, LAC+USC Medical Center is a 600-bed public teaching hospital associated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Our new facility opened in 2008, is a level I trauma center, and is home to a burn unit and level III NICU. The old general hospital, a registered historic landmark, now houses the Wellness Center and serves as a dynamic new space for nonprofit agencies to link visitors to community health services and resources.
While we do the majority of our rotations at the safety net LAC+USC Medical Center, we also rotate through Keck Hospital of USC, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and get to experience both public and private hospital settings. One of the recurring themes among residents in our program is that we are “mission driven,” meaning that we all share a sense of wanting to care for the underserved. We care for some of the most vulnerable patients in the country at “County.” We see incredible pathology at County and get excellent clinical training.
Southern California is a great place to live when you’re not working. There is easy access to hiking, restaurants, museums, bars, shops, the beach, amusement parks, concerts, sporting events, and seemingly limitless other activities. You can also take easy day or weekend trips to go skiing or snowboarding. The weather is pretty unbeatable as well.
Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!