Last week I talked about our upcoming resident and fellowship recruitment season and highlighted the innovations of some of our faculty who create a learning environment that develops tomorrow’s leaders in medicine. This week, let me share some results. I was pleased to learn that two of our internal medicine residents [...]

By sjmartinez • September 6, 2022

Resident and fellowship recruitment season is fast approaching. As I reviewed the diversity and accomplishment of the most recent incoming resident class, I applaud the holistic selection process that our department takes to ensure that we recruit not only the best and the brightest to UCLA, but one of the most [...]

By sjmartinez • August 29, 2022

With greater than 1,000 faculty, nearly 500 trainees (residents, fellows, post-docs), and more than 2800 staff members, the success of the department of medicine (DoM) is intricately linked to investing in our members and in building and maintaining highly functional teams. I learned early on in my tenure that as [...]

By sjmartinez • August 22, 2022

This week I showcase recent work from some of our residents that reflect their commitment to scholarship and underscores the priority that the department of medicine (DoM) will give to fostering and supporting their academic creativity. The examples reflect work that was done at UCLA or initiated prior to their [...]

By sjmartinez • August 15, 2022

I had lunch with our nine chief residents last week. They were introduced in an earlier post. They are fully in their stride as leaders of our internal medicine training program. We talked about the critical work they do, not only to ensure that our trainees receive their duty assignments, but about [...]

By sjmartinez • August 8, 2022

By the time this fiscal year ends in 3 days, faculty in the department of medicine (DoM) would have logged in excess of 2 million patient encounters. Embedded in these numbers are stories of compassion, a commitment to quality, a commitment to training the next generation of physicians and how [...]

By sjmartinez • June 27, 2022

In the life cycle of our education enterprise, June is a month of transitions highlighted by graduations. Last week, my younger brother reminded me that his daughter, my niece just graduated from elementary school. He then sent me a picture of when she graduated from kindergarten which seemed as if it [...]

By • June 6, 2022

Last weekend I joined the Pacemakers running club for a 7K run on Santa Monica beach. As you know this is a running group that was started by our residents but is open to everyone who wants to “keep up” with them. I think I managed to keep up with [...]

By • April 11, 2022

The big news this week was the result of the residency match. All the residency programs supported by the department of medicine (DoM) had outstanding results. The following links will introduce you to the incoming class of residents in our Categorical Internal Medicine Program, our two Primary Care Residency Programs, [...]

By • March 21, 2022

Our department should excel in all missions and there are numerous examples of ways in which this is true. As I continue to learn more about the work being done in the department, I will share things worth celebrating, while highlighting an area (of many) that will be a focus [...]

By • January 24, 2022