David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

10833 Le Conte Ave # 12138
Los Angeles, CA

At the heart of our world-class hospital is a world-elite university.
Our world-class campus. Our foundation for greatness.

In the 50 years since our founding, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has risen to the highest tier of medical schools and research institutions. On the forefront of revolutionary change in biomedical research and patient care, this agile learning environment helps to inform and advance the rest of our world-class hospital.

Today, our medical school has more than 2,000 full-time faculty members, almost 1,300 residents, more than 750 medical students and 400 PhD candidates. Best of all: opportunities to teach, learn and advance are ever expanding.

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

Click on the above to learn more about CICARE.


Please confirm that you
agree with CICARE

Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).