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OUR MISSION

To provide innovative, equitable, value-based patient-centered emergency medical care through exceptional leadership in medical education, research, and community collaboration.
Harbor UCLA Emergency Medicine prides itself in training excellent clinicians who progress to become leaders in the field of emergency medicine. We teach a rigorous, evidence-based approach to each patient interaction, and our residents learn to thrive in our challenging clinical environment with incredibly high acuity and wide breadth of pathology. Our graduates move on to chair departments, publish innovative research, and grow as nationally recognized leaders in their field, all while providing exceptional patient care.
As emergency providers in a safety-net county hospital, we are humbled to care for a diverse patient population. Our department seeks to provide exemplary care to every individual regardless of background or ability to pay. We recognize the tangible impact that social determinants of health have on health outcomes. Our institution is committed to actively combating structural racism and understanding socioeconomic privilege in our society. We seek to address these challenges with each and every patient encounter by providing culturally competent care. Our department fosters an environment of social activism, justice, and community engagement in order to support every aspect of our patients' wellbeing.
The Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine enthusiastically recruits residents, fellows, and faculty who can utilize their unique backgrounds and perspectives to enhance the care of our patients. We commit to developing a workplace inclusive of every race, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We take pride in that a majority of our leadership is comprised of women and persons of color. Our department celebrates diversity of all forms in its providers and strives to develop a medical workforce that reflects our patient population.
The Harbor UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency is a sizeable program with an intimate sense of community. The approachability of our leadership and deep bonds between residents foster a sense of family within our department. "Buddy groups" cultivate relationships between current residents, alumni, and faculty. Our on-site psychologist provides support through the inherent rigors of our specialty. Weekly resident/attending beach volleyball games, "board meetings" in the south bay swells, family playdates, and nights out in LA are just a few of the ways our program loves to spend time together.

OUR MISSION

To provide innovative, equitable, value-based patient-centered emergency medical care through exceptional leadership in medical education, research, and community collaboration.
Harbor UCLA Emergency Medicine prides itself in training excellent clinicians who progress to become leaders in the field of emergency medicine. We teach a rigorous, evidence-based approach to each patient interaction, and our residents learn to thrive in our challenging clinical environment with incredibly high acuity and wide breadth of pathology. Our graduates move on to chair departments, publish innovative research, and grow as nationally recognized leaders in their field, all while providing exceptional patient care.
As emergency providers in a safety-net county hospital, we are humbled to care for a diverse patient population. Our department seeks to provide exemplary care to every individual regardless of background or ability to pay. We recognize the tangible impact that social determinants of health have on health outcomes. Our institution is committed to actively combating structural racism and understanding socioeconomic privilege in our society. We seek to address these challenges with each and every patient encounter by providing culturally competent care. Our department fosters an environment of social activism, justice, and community engagement in order to support every aspect of our patients' wellbeing.
The Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine enthusiastically recruits residents, fellows, and faculty who can utilize their unique backgrounds and perspectives to enhance the care of our patients. We commit to developing a workplace inclusive of every race, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We take pride in that a majority of our leadership is comprised of women and persons of color. Our department celebrates diversity of all forms in its providers and strives to develop a medical workforce that reflects our patient population.
The Harbor UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency is a sizeable program with an intimate sense of community. The approachability of our leadership and deep bonds between residents foster a sense of family within our department. "Buddy groups" cultivate relationships between current residents, alumni, and faculty. Our on-site psychologist provides support through the inherent rigors of our specialty. Weekly resident/attending beach volleyball games, "board meetings" in the south bay swells, family playdates, and nights out in LA are just a few of the ways our program loves to spend time together.

Letter from The Department Chair

   Amy Kaji, MD, PhD
Amy Kaji, MD, PhD

The Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine residency program has two fundamental priorities. The first being the care of our patients and community in LA county, and the second being the training of confident and capable Emergency Medicine physicians that can become the next leaders in education and clinical excellence. Being a proud member of the Class of '02, and watching every year of graduating residents since then, I can honestly state that we achieve these two objectives. My role in the department is to support the faculty and the residents throughout this process, while ensuring that the department continues to consistently fulfill its responsibility to the public. In addition to inspiring faculty, our patients are our teachers, and they deserve our dedication and commitment to upholding our duty to treat them with the best care possible. Our residents in turn, inspire patients, medical students, each other, our colleagues, and faculty with their commitment to the patients and our community. I am honored to work alongside such accomplished physicians, as well as the next generation of Emergency Medicine providers.