As a new intern training during a pandemic, I did not know what to expect. I was struck by Cedars-Sinai's commitment to the safety and welfare of its diverse community. Cedars-Sinai encourages us to treat each patient with respect, integrity, teamwork and compassion. The patient-centered care in conjunction with the hands-on, comprehensive teaching we receive as residents in our didactics, simulation labs, journal clubs, rounds and clinics is what distinguishes Cedars-Sinai as a leading healthcare organization in not only Los Angeles, but the world. I truly believe the training I receive here will help me along my journey to becoming a geriatrician."
Maurice Turner, MD
In my short three months at Cedars-Sinai, I feel I have already grown and learned an incredible amount as a young physician, and for that I only have my incredible senior residents and leadership to thank. In the MICU, I had incredibly patient seniors who guided me through procedures and the management of complicated patients. And when issues arose because of increased volumes during the pandemic, the chiefs and residency leadership listened and made changes to offload the work as soon as they could, speaking to the accessibility and responsiveness of the leadership. As a transplant to L.A., I have also been welcomed with open arms by all of my seniors and could not ask for better friends in my co-interns. I know that these next 2.75 years will be challenging, but I know at the end of it I will be a well-trained internal medicine physician."
Gina Mo, MD
Cedars-Sinai has been an outstanding place to train in internal medicine. The residents, faculty and program leadership are incredibly supportive and friendly, the patient population is diverse across all socioeconomic statuses in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and there is a vast amount of research opportunities to get involved in. I am grateful to have worked on a clinical trial, retrospective studies and review articles under the leadership of passionate and inspiring mentors. And, of course, Cedars-Sinai is located in sunny Los Angeles where my weekends and days off are spent either at the beach or the mountains. It is the perfect place for a resident to live!"
Alexis LeVee, MD
My training experiences at Cedars-Sinai have been exceptional from day one. There is a pervasive culture of patient-centered, compassionate, evidence-based care that is shared by residents and attendings alike. This unique learning environment augmented with innumerable opportunities in mentorship, research and leadership has ignited my own passion for clinical excellence. The medical family at Cedars-Sinai has helped foster my growth from an eager physician intern into a confident senior resident."
Parker Rushworth, MD
I came to Cedars-Sinai seeking the knowledge and career foundation commensurate with training at a world-renowned institution. The depth of subspecialty training, and opportunities to not just participate in but lead multidisciplinary discussions and meetings, has truly gone beyond my original expectations. Beyond the academic aspects, I will leave Cedars-Sinai with lifelong friends and already a lifetime of happy memories. I am proud of the training I have received and how it has helped me develop as a physician, educator and person."
Derick Tsaoi, MD
I came to Cedars-Sinai for my internal medicine residency specifically because I felt a connection to the residents here. We are a close-knit class and program as a whole, and I have felt nothing but supported by my co-residents and the program leadership. Especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our program has done a wonderful job of valuing our safety while balancing patient care and our educational needs—residents' feedback in the midst of so many changes was not only valued but often implemented. I'll be graduating this year as a well-trained, compassionate internal medicine physician, and I could not be prouder to have trained at Cedars-Sinai."
Gayatri Setia, MD