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Residency Clinical Sites

UC Irvine Medical Center

uc irvine psychiatry residency medical centerUC Irvine Medical Center is the only university hospital in Orange County that offers acute- and general-care service. It has the county's only Level I trauma center, American College of Surgeons-verified regional burn center and National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Included in its University Children's Hospital is the county's most sophisticated neonatal unit, caring for more than 500 premature and at-risk infants each year. UC Irvine Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient, a leading source of healthcare business intelligence. It is one of three California hospitals and 15 major teaching hospitals to receive this award.

University of California, Irvine Medical Center is one of only 59 hospitals nationally to be named to the "Leapfrog Top Hospitals" list for quality and safety. The Leapfrog Group is an independent consortium of Fortune 500 companies that is focused on the public reporting of quality, safety and affordability of healthcare so that consumers can make informed healthcare decisions.

Residents rotate at UC Irvine Medical Center for non-psychiatry rotations of inpatient medicine (one to two months during internship year) and outpatient neurology. Most of the core psychiatry rotations are located at UC Irvine Medical Center's Neuropsychiatric Center.

Rotations during your first two years of residency include experiences on acute adult inpatient units, the child and adolescent inpatient unit, consult and liaison service, and emergency psychiatry. During your last two years of residency, you will have multiple outpatient clinics at UC Irvine Medical Center as well as the opportunity to get involved with a myriad of electives. All call is at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System

uc irvine psychiatry residency long beach vaThe VA healthcare facilities provide a broad spectrum of medical, surgical and rehabilitative care. The VA is used annually by approximately 75 percent of all disabled and low-income veterans and it manages the largest medical education and health professions training program in the United States.

The VA's medical system serves as a backup to the Defense Department during national emergencies and as a federal support organization during major disasters.

During their internship year, residents rotate at the Long Beach VA for outpatient medicine and neurology. During the second year of residency, inpatient experiences include working on the acute adult and geriatric units.

The substance abuse rotation also takes place at the VA.

During the third and fourth years, residents have the opportunity to work in a wide array of specialty clinics such as PTSD, cognitive clinic, women’s mental health, anxiety, mood disorder clinics with a strong team of attending physicians.

Long Beach Memorial

uc irvine psychiatry residency memorial medical centerLong Beach Memorial Medical Center has been recognized as a major regional provider of medical and surgical services.

Long Beach Memorial consistently achieves national accolades for its quality care, including being named as one of the U.S. top 125 hospitals by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK, named Top 100 Hospitals Cardiovascular by Thomson Reuters, and named one of "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

Their state-of-the-art electronic medical record system ensures their patients receive the best, safest possible care.

Residents have the opportunity during their internship year to do one month of emergency medicine and if they chose to, one month of inpatient pediatrics, providing exposure to the private hospital setting.