The residency consists of four years of clinical and didactic teaching. The mission of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai is to provide the highest quality anesthesiology care to the patients of this institution and to advance the science of the specialty through research and teaching. We are committed to providing our services to the patients of Cedars-Sinai in a comprehensive and compassionate manner that maintains human dignity and is in conformance with the mission of Cedars-Sinai.
Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest community medical centers in the United States, and a major teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Residents rotate on inpatient and ambulatory rotations at our two main training sites: the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, an approximately 900-bed tertiary referral hospital, and the West Lost Angeles VA, a 250 bed tertiary referral hospital for the VA system. Trainees spend approximately 2/3 of their time at Cedars Sinai and approximately 1/3 of their time at the VA.
The goal of our program is to train academic neurosurgeons who will be leaders in the field of neurosurgery. Our graduates are expected to be compassionate, technically excellent surgeons who have the desire, background and aptitude to excel in academic neurosurgery. The residency program is designed to meet the complex demands and realities of today's medical environment. The Department of Neurosurgery has a large, full-time clinical faculty with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. These include state-of-the-art clinical care as well as translational and basic research programs.
Residents will train throughout the Department of Neurology, learning from leaders in the fields of vascular neurology, movement disorders, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis, headache, neurobehavior and neuromuscular disorders, among other specialties. The Neuromuscular Disorders Program includes a multi-disciplinary, leading-edge ALS Program that combines outstanding patient care with intensive research initiatives. The department operates a 24-bed Neuroscience Critical Care Unit in the Saperstein Critical Care Tower, and the Cedars-Sinai Stroke Program is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center which offers the highest level of care, including advanced imaging and interventional radiology resources, as well as ongoing clinical and basic science research programs.
The goal of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Cedars-Sinai is to provide a training experience for each resident that covers the complete depth and breadth of the specialty in terms of clinical, academic and health system experiences. Upon completion of the program, residents have the confidence and skills required to enter clinical practice, pursue subspecialty training and/or begin an academic career in obstetrics and gynecology.
The educational curriculum in the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is designed to provide a combination of clinical experience, didactic teaching and a research to develop each resident into a compassionate physician and an excellent orthopedic surgeon. The program provides a broad clinical experience in an extraordinary academic environment with the end objective of providing our residents with an in-depth surgical experience
Since July 2013, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers Pathology Residency Training Program and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) have a combined program. The Residency Program includes training at the VAGLAHS, which has more than 8,000 surgical specimens and 4 million clinical laboratory tests annually. The program is committed to provide pathology residents with a broad range of opportunities to become skilled practitioners in general pathology. Residents rotating at VAGLAHS will have the opportunity to rotate through Surgical Pathology, Autopsy Pathology, Cytology, Molecular Pathology, Cytogenetics, and Clinical Chemistry. Many faculties are actively engaged in research projects funded by NIH, VA, and private foundations. Residents have ample opportunity to participate in various research projects.
Cedars-Sinai is a large, tertiary and quaternary care institution. Because the Cedars-Sinai S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center (radiology, nuclear cardiology and nuclear medicine) is subspecialty-based, your training will be by fellowship-trained, subspecialized experts in each sub-field, not generalists. Our residents go on to top-choice fellowship programs throughout Southern California and the rest of the United States.
The educational program in the Cedars-Sinai General Surgery Residency Program is designed to provide a combination of clinical experience, didactic teaching and a research year to develop each resident into a General Surgeon. The program provides a broad clinical experience, and prepares every resident for a future in academic practice, private practice, or further training in the sub-specialty of their choice.