Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health status of the community we serve. UCLA Healthcare is a partnership that brings together the best of academic and community medicine. Using education and research, we will provide effective and efficient care to improve the health of the people we serve in our respective communities. Patients, providers and employees will choose our healthcare system based on the care and service we provide.
The Care Extender Internship Program at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center provides hands-on experience for those interested in the health care field. Interns will work directly with patients, doctors, and nurses in up to four different departments per year for at least four hours a week. Departments include: Critical Care, Neo-Natal Intensive Care, Labor & Delivery, Emergency Room, Operating Room, Post Partum & Newborn Nursery, Medical-Surgical Ward, Ambulatory Care Unit, Les Kelly Clinic, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Pharmacy, Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit and more.