Why Harbor-UCLA?

What makes residents choose Harbor-UCLA?

Aside from being placed in a high-acuity, high-volume brand-new Emergency Department (opened 4/2014) led by faculty who are leaders in Emergency Medicine, there are multiple other reasons to join our residency program. We have the nation's experts in multiple facets of Emergency Medicine spanning from ultrasound to EMS/disaster medicine to research and more. Here are why some of our residents chose Harbor-UCLA:

Khadija Ismail, MD Class of 2020

I chose Harbor because of the people. I
rotated here as a sub-I and had an awesome
experience. Now that I am a resident here, I
could not be happier! All of my co-residents
are super smart and badass, but laid back at
the same time.


I LOVE my class ! We are such different people,
but we love to hang out and are always excited
to see each other. I know I can count on them
to always support me and have my back --
they cheer me on on the good days and they
cheer me up on the not so good days. They
constantly surprise and inspire me. I have
made friends for life.


Many of the faculty are leaders in the field of
EM. They are excellent teachers, very
approachable, and committed to the residency program and to our patients. They provide the perfect balance of autonomy and supervision.  They motivate me to become the best doctor I can be. There is always teaching during shifts, and the built in rounds at the beginning and end of every shift provides protected teaching time and is a unique part of our EM program.


The patient population is incredible! The patients are SICK and there is a diverse range of pathology. And of course, there is no lack of trauma. The patients are so grateful for your care, and it an honor to work with and treat them and to learn from them.


Harbor was my first choice for residency, and I am ecstatic that I am here! I look forward to the next few years to come!