Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Emergency Medicine Subinternship

Welcome to the Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine subinternship website!


Thank you for your interest in our subinternship. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center was established in 1978 as one of the first emergency medicine training programs in the country. Our busy, high-acuity county hospital is a level 1 trauma center, pediatric critical care and trauma center, disaster resource center, and STEMI receiving center that sees nearly 100,000 patients per year. We have a state-of-the-art Emergency Department that we moved into in 2015 and has at least two ultrasound machines in each pod and even has one ultrasound machine and at least one type of video laryngoscope in each resuscitation bay. You will work closely with our residents and faculty and have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our underserved population.


If you are interested in a rotation, please apply via the VSAS service through the AAMC. If you have questions regarding rotation opportunities, please contact either the medical student coordinator (Ms. Jeanne Austin) or the medical student clerkship director (Dr. Ryan Pedigo) for assistance. In addition to shifts in the adult and pediatric emergency department, you will have the opportunity to participate in simulation activities, an ultrasound workshop, a fresh cadaver lab for procedural experience (depending on availability of cadavers), a nursing shift (start IVs, Foley catheters, and understand the nursing role in the ED more fully), and an EMS ride-along to explore prehospital care.


We appreciate your interest in our clerkship, and we look forward to having the opportunity to work with you!

Apply for a rotation  |  VSAS

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center accepts rotation applications via VSAS; check our "Apply" section for more info!


1000 West Carson Street, Building D-9, Torrance, CA 90502

(310) 222-3501

About Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center was established in 1978 and has devoted itself to providing high-quality emergency medical care to the residents of the South Bay area of Los Angeles.