UCLA attracts large numbers of complicated, unusual and difficult cases from the greater Los Angeles area and all over the United States.

UCLAMedical student teaching is the responsibility of both the residents and full time faculty.

UCLA has an active renal transplantation service including a large number of pediatric transplantation cases. There is ample opportunity to train in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and to receive certification in this technique. Residents are also trained in laparoscopic and laser surgery.