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Program Overview

Welcome to the UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program.

We, the UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program, train compassionate, clinically outstanding physicians while providing high quality care to the underserved.

The Residency Program provides training for 75 residents and interns in Internal Medicine, including:

  • 63 housestaff across the 3-year categorical track
  • 12 housestaff in the 1-year preliminary medicine track

The Program achieves its mission by building a strong foundation in Internal Medicine through clinical care at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Health System.  Medical education is enriched through clinical didactics, case conferences, and professional development, all of which can be accessed through this website.  UCLA-appointed faculty guide and supervise the curriculum.

Program Leadership

Laxmi Suthar, M.D.
Program Director

Michael Rotblatt, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Vinhfield Ta, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Richard Tennant, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Jarod DuVall, M.D.
Chief Resident 2017-2018

Daniel Jimenez, M.D.
Chief Resident 2017-2018

Kristina Lee, M.D.
Chief Resident 2017-2018

Julien Nguyen, M.D.
Chief Resident 2017-2018

Gustavo Chavez
Residency Program Coordinator

Norman Belisle
Assistant Program Coordinator

Jennifer Feldman
MedHub Coordinator

Policies & Procedures

Review the Housestaff Manual and program policies, including procedure requirements, professionalism, time off, and fatigue mitigation.

Evaluations & Feedback

Evaluations should be completed through MedHub.  Housestaff review evaluations biannually with the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)


Forms for housestaff, including elective approval, mini-CEX, and travel reimbursement.

Benefits & Resources

Review information about benefits, including meals, parking, call rooms, and health benefits and resources


Review mentorship


Review the ACGME and RRC guidelines for Internal Medicine

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