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Elevating Physicians in Training

L.A. Care's $5.2 million commitment establishes 14 new residency slots in the county.

Residency Support Program

L.A. Care launched the Elevating the Safety Net Residency Support Program in July 2019, committing more than $5.2 million to establish 14 new residency positions in Los Angeles County.

Five medical facilities house the new resident slots: Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation; AltaMed Health Services Corporation; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Some of the funding will also go to new faculty positions. 

"Studies show that physicians often stay in the region where they complete their residency, and we need them here now," said L.A. Care CEO John Baackes. "Vulnerable communities in L.A. County are already experiencing a physician shortage, so we have to do all we can to keep physicians here."

 

Residency Support Program Awardees

 

Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation
Family Medicine: 1 new resident slot over 3 years; .3 FTE new core faculty to support required ratios
Internal Medicine: 1 new resident slot over 3 years

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
Family Medicine: 1.5 FTE of new core faculty for new program (6 residents) beginning 2020

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Family Medicine: One Chief Resident for 1 year
Internal Medicine: 4 new resident slots over 3 years; .4 FTE for new core faculty to support new program over 3 years

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
5 new resident slots over 3 years

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
2 new resident slots