Training Sites

Our program exposes residents to a diverse patient population through various health systems, including Los Angeles County, UCLA, the Veterans Administration, private hospitals, and community health centers.

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (OVMC)
A large county hospital and academic training center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center offers residents a unique opportunity to train in community psychiatry. Residents rotate at OVMC for several months on each of the following services: emergency psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, and inpatient consultation & liaison psychiatry. Residents also take call at OVMC and have the opportunity to moonlight once licensed.

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Sepulveda Veterans Affairs Ambulatory Care Center (SVA)
The Sepulveda VA is a large outpatient health center and the site of resident outpatient clinics beginning in PGY2. As PGY2s, residents rotate with the consultation & liaison service, a psychiatric team integrated with primary care providers, as well as outpatient neurology.

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West Los Angeles VA Medical Center (WLA VA)
The West Los Angeles VA is one of the largest, most comprehensive VA health centers in the country. PGY1 residents spend several months on the inpatient psychiatric units managing acute psychotic, mood, and substance use disorders. Interns also take call during night float at the WLA VA.

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Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (UCLA RNPH)
The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA is a 74-bed acute psychiatric hospital and is one of the leading centers in the world for comprehensive psychiatric care, research, and education. Residents spend several months at this private hospital, rotating on the inpatient psychiatric unit during PGY1 and PGY2, as well as on the child and adolescent unit during PGY3.

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Olive View Mental Health Urgent Care Center (UCC)
Located adjacent to the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Olive View Mental Health Urgent Care is an outpatient community clinic recently opened in August 2011. This facility provides mental health services for uninsured county patients, including acute mental health care, medication refills, crisis intervention services, case management, and assistance with ongoing continuity of care with local outpatient mental health clinics. PGY3 residents spend several months rotating at this facility.

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California State University, Northridge Student Counseling & Health Services (CSUN)
PGY4 residents have the opportunity to provide counseling, therapy, and other mental health services to students at California State University, Northridge. This clinic provides free services to regularly enrolled students and consists of a team of mental health specialists including psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, and social workers.

 

San Fernando Valley Mental Health Center (SFVMHC)
San Fernando Valley Mental Health Center provides comprehensive mental health services to local patients of all ages, regardless of ability to pay. The clinic offers specialized mental health services for homeless patients and youth populations. PGY3 residents rotate through this community clinic for outpatient child psychiatry. Residents also gain exposure to the management of clozapine in the outpatient setting.