On July 1, 2016, the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA established the UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine, and named Dr. Gregory W. Hendey its inaugural chair. The department includes over 80 emergency medicine faculty at five sites: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
The UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine now has three ACGME-approved emergency medicine residency training programs: Ronald Reagan UCLA/Olive View-UCLA, Harbor-UCLA, and Kern Medical Center. All are PGY 1-4 programs with a total 136 emergency medicine residents. The three programs have trained almost 1,000 emergency physicians. A large number of graduates of have chosen careers in academic medicine at the country’s most prestigious medical schools