Douglas Ruiz Carbajal Appointed Director of Education, Department of Medicine

The department of medicine (DoM) is pleased to announce that Douglas Ruiz Carbajal has been appointed to director of education. Douglas joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program education team in 2014. Over the past nine years, he has managed extensive program operations, which is inclusive but not limited to complex scheduling logistics across multiple training locations, program accreditation, and office administration management. He served as a councilor for the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Program Administrators Advisory Council since July of 2021, which represents and advocates for program administrators within the national organization in addition to promoting collaboration and professional development within the administrator community.

Douglas currently serves as chair of the Program Administrators Advisory Council. He was a member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Learner Handoff Standards Task Force from 2021-2022 that resulted in the development of an Individualized Learner Plan to ease the student's transition from Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education among other outcomes. Since October 2022, Douglas has served in the UCLA Staff Assembly Board of Directors as vice president of records and archives in an effort to support the broader UCLA staff community. Douglas strives to promote the development and success of others and looks forward to supporting the educational mission of the UCLA Department of Medicine and the broader program administrator community.

Please join us in congratulating Douglas as he assumes this new leadership role within the DoM.

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