Graduate Medical Education

Cedars-Sinai is an academic medical center with a world-renowned faculty and extensive, highly competitive training programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas. Medical education has been a core mission of the Medical Center since its inception. Our commitment is to provide graduate medical education programs that enable physicians in training to develop personal, clinical and professional competence under the guidance and supervision of the faculty and staff.

The standards of excellence that have made Cedars-Sinai known around the world for its expertise and excellence in patient care and advancement of medical research, have also made Cedars-Sinai a center for the education and training of the physicians of tomorrow. As one of the largest medical centers in the United States, Cedars-Sinai offers residents and fellows exposure to a wide range of procedures and populations. In addition, Cedars-Sinai's facilities are among the most advanced in the world with state-of-the-art equipment and application of new technologies.

There is a large staff of full-time physicians who have academic faculty appointments from the UCLA School of Medicine and 1,700 community-based specialty board certified physicians. As a major teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, second, third and fourth year medical students are assigned to

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on a regular basis in the Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery.

We encourage resident and fellow participation in a wide range of creative scholarly activities. The scope of research conducted at the Medical Center encompasses the spectrum of disease-related investigation ranging from molecular genetics, biochemical analysis, and comparative animal research to clinical investigation; therapeutic trials and patient care outcomes research. Four hundred projects are in progress involving more than 120 principal investigations and over 300 research employees. Cedars-Sinai scientists publish more than 200 papers a year in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Visit the Residency Programs and Fellowship Programs pages for information about specific graduate medical education opportunities.

Cedars-Sinai also offers the Clinical Scholars Program. This program is directed towards residents, fellows and young faculty who have aspirations to become clinical scientists.

Training Verification Requests

Effective July 1, 2018, for training done 10 years ago or more, there will be a $50 fee for training verification letters from the Graduate Medical Education Office. Requests to verify training within the last 10 years will be forwarded to the appropriate training department. Please email your request to