Education and Training
Funding for education is essential to providing outstanding patient care based upon the most current medical discoveries. More than 400 residents and fellows work and learn in over 35 accredited training programs at Cedars-Sinai, and scientists in our PhD and master’s programs are trained in the field of translational research, taking discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside. These researchers will make the discoveries and breakthroughs that will define the future of medicine.
Milestones and Possibilities
- Cedars-Sinai is home to a vibrant graduate program that trains the next generation of medical and scientific leaders while invigorating our research enterprise. The Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine merges a rigorous curriculum in scientific and translational medicine with mentoring by researchers and clinicians, and offers broad exposure to clinical medicine. This emphasizes the understanding that the scientific discoveries in the laboratory are driven by the needs of real patients seeking cures.
- While healthcare leaders call for increased training for nurses nationwide, the corps of crucial frontline caregivers at Cedars-Sinai has jumped to the head of the class. More than 80 percent of direct care nurses have a BS in nursing and 79 percent have specialty certifications in areas such as critical care and neonatal intensive care. This exceeds the national average of 54 percent and 38 percent respectively.
- Nearly 2,000 healthcare trainees and professionals are trained monthly in the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. The 10,000-square-foot facility is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. It replicates clinical and surgical settings by enabling procedures to be practiced on human patient simulators. These high-tech practice patients mimic their real-life counterparts by simulating breathing, crying and giving birth.