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The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program is proud to be part of a premier medical facility and training institution with Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

The very strong programs in Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine provide not only superb training experiences for our PGY1 residents, but enrich the quality of medical care and education throughout the years of training.

The diversity of the 1.7 million local population served by the Hospital in the southwestern Los Angeles County contributes to a challenging and rich training experience. As one of the premier research entities in California, LA BioMed offers resources and opportunities for resident and faculty research that is matched by few institutions.
The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program provides a balance of early hands-on surgical exposure, faculty supervision, didactic teaching, and wealth of orthopaedic pathology. This balance fosters the early development of high level clinical decision making skills and a high level of confidence that naturally arises from a rich training environment.

The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program is known for its balance of surgical volume, operative experience, didactic teaching, clinical supervision, and early emphasis on clinical decision-making and continuity of care. Despite the physical and mental rigors of a demanding training program, Harbor residents are distinguished as being happy—enjoying a camaraderie and esprit de corps among residents and faculty that is almost unique among surgical training programs. The high spirit of fellowship among residents and teaching staff provides a healthy and productive work environment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The academic staff derives the greatest satisfaction not just from teaching, but specifically from teaching at Harbor.
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Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a major teaching hospital providing care for the underserved population in southern Los Angeles County. The professional and educational components of the hospital, including its 32 accredited residency programs, are managed through an agreement with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

The 271 full-time faculty members as well as many of the 700 voluntary professional staff hold academic appointments in the medical school.

Medical students have 3rd and 4th year clerkships in the hospital and clinics. The 72-acre campus is located in the South Bay area of metropolitan Los Angeles about 15 minutes from the beach. The 8-story acute care hospital has 553 beds and 63 bassinets. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and it has an NIH-funded General Clinical Research Center.




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