Olive View-UCLA Medical Center


The Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is a 377-bed academic county hospital situated in Sylmar, California, dedicated to serving the populations of northern Los Angeles County.

Olive View opened on October 27, 1920 as the tuberculosis sanatorium for Los Angeles County, to relieve the overcrowding of TB patients at County General Hospital. Once TB could be cured, the census dropped dramatically. Olive View then evolved into an acute care hospital. The first open heart surgery in the San Fernando Valley and one of the first in Southern California was done successfully at Olive View Hospital in 1962. In 1970, Olive View Hospital became Olive View Medical Center, a teaching hospital affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine.

A new 888-bed hospital was dedicated in December 1970, only to be destroyed on February 9, 1971 by the 6.5 Sylmar earthquake. For the next sixteen years, Olive View served its patients through an interim facility at MidValley in Van Nuys.

On May 8, 1987 the new 377-bed-state-of-the-art replacement facility, built on the Sylmar site, opened. In 1992, Olive View incorporated UCLA in its name becoming Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. In May 1997, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center became a part of ValleyCare, a healthcare delivery system for the north San Fernando Valley.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a private, academic tertiary medical center with over 950 beds, located near West Hollywood 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. 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.

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai provides leading edge care for a wide range of cancers. The institute has more than 20 cancer centers, programs, or specialized services that specialize in treatment and leading edge research into specific forms of cancer. These centers and programs provide patient centered care and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures.

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center


The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles (“Sunset”) Medical Center is a 464 bed and serves as the flagship hospital of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California HMO network. It serves as a tertiary referral center for complex hematologic and oncologic disease.

Elective Rotations

Elective rotations are available also at other facilities including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and local private Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology practices.