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Not sure what to do? —Consider these options or see what else housestaff have done.

Olive View Electives

Core Consultation Elective

You may complete an elective on one of the core consultation services:
Cards, GI, Hem-Onc, Pulm, Renal, and Rheum.

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Advanced education in endocrinology with a focus on core literature in addition to consultation and clinics.

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Advisor: Nasser Mikhail, M.D.

Palliative Care

Integrate with the multi-disciplinary Palliative Care Team, providing inpatient consultations, outpatient palliative care, and pain management.

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Advisor: Katherine Yu, M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Gain experience in the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders as well as understanding of polysomnography.

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Advisor: Jeanne Wallace, M.D.

Diagnostic Cardiology

Advanced training in diagnostic cardiology tests, including EKG's, Exercise Treadmill Tests, and Echocardiograms.

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Advisor: Ronney Shantouf, M.D.

Bedside Procedures & Ultrasound

Focused training on bedside procedural knowledge and skills with bedside ultrasound as an aid to procedures and diagnostic tool.

Advisor: Joanne Martires, M.D.

Bedside Ultrasound

Basic training in bedside diagnostic ultrasound for the general internist. Limited availability starting October 2016.

Advisor: Alan Chiem, M.D.

Women's Health

Concentrated clinical experience in clinics related to Women's Health at Olive View and Mid-Valley, including Family Planning and Urogynecology clinics.

Public Health

Rotate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and get involved in ongoing projects or public health clinics.

This elective must be requested at least 2 months in advance

Away Electives

Electives done outside of Olive View should ideally be done at the following hospitals/programs.

  • UCLA Health System (UCLA-Ronald Reagan, UCLA-Santa Monica)
  • Kaiser Permanente Sunset
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • West Los Angeles VA
  • USC

Other Electives

International Electives

Considering a clinical rotation abroad?

A clinical exchange program is available in Japan.

For other worldly destinations, such as India, Cambodia, or South Africa, please come talk to the Program Director.

Non-Clinical or Research Electives

You may identify or create your own elective. Every elective must have an advisor who can supervise your work and provide an evaluation of your performance, usually at the site of your clinical elective.

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Contact: PD/APD's