Los Angeles Harbor AHEC is located at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a non-profit biomedical research enterprise, training ground and provider of public health services to the underserved, and is affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine and the Harbor/UCLA FM residency. The LA Harbor AHEC offers community medicine rotations for primary care residents and medical students; teaches health professions students to conduct health information programs within the Harbor area community and high school clinics; teach medical residents to work as part of an interdisciplinary chronic care within community clinics and sponsor Kids into Health Careers programs at local high schools. LA Harbor AHEC will partner with the East LA AHEC to sponsor a youth health careers conference for underserved high school students.


For more information about the Los Angeles Harbor AHEC, contact Raquel Soto, MD at


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The community-based Harbor/UCLA FM residency is located in the industrial harbor region of Los Angeles and serves as the Los Angeles Harbor AHEC. Residents have a 3 year curriculum designed to facilitate the development of knowledge, attitude, skills and behavior that assist them to become more effective family physicians by being sensitive to the needs of patients in the context of the community. Using a Community Oriented Primary Care Model,  residents conduct and learn about community health analysis, cultural sensitivity, epidemiology, community activism, advocacy and intervention. In addition to inpatient rota- tions, residents experience patient care in FQHCs, school-based clinics, free clinics, needle exchange programs and soup kitchens. At least 50% of graduates go on to work in underserved practice settings and many enter the residency after participation in the AHEC sponsored summer urban preceptorship. The residency also has a PCMH fellowship to train residents for practice in community health centers.


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