Site Partners

  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation
  • Eisner Health
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
  • Watts Healthcare Corporation

The headquarters for our Los Angeles Site Partners are all located in the Los Angeles metro area, relatively close to downtown Los Angeles. Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is the closest, located directly in downtown LA, while Watts Healthcare Corporation is the furthest, a 25 minute drive and 8 miles from downtown Los Angeles. For a basic overview of Los Angeles’ city and demographic information, view the latest United States Census Bureau’s demographics estimates.

Scholar Advisors

Site Supervisors

  • Martin Serota, MD
    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation
  • Chona de Leon
    Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Eisner Health
  • Helen DuPlessis, MD, MPH
    Chief Medical Officer
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
  • Mauricette Montredon
    Director Clinical Operations
  • Watts Healthcare Corporation

Faculty Advisors

  • Matthew Ho, MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Michael Hochman, MD, MPH
  • Director, Gehr Center for Implementation Science
  • Departments of Medicine
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Brian Prestwich, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • Departments of Family Medicine
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
  • Professor
    Department of Family Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • Charles P. Vega, Jr., MD
  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Camilo Zaks, MD
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
    Department of Family Medicine
  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Housing & Transportation

Read below to find out more about housing and transportation options. Please keep in mind that GE-NMF PCLP does not endorse any landlord, management, company, or individual in these sites.

Housing

Downtown Los Angeles is, on average, a 12 minute drive from our Site Partners. When searching for housing, keep in mind that you will have to commute to your site as well as other community sites, and should think about access to internet, transportation, etc. Our Site Partners have suggested that in terms of proximity and affordability, Scholars should search in Downtown Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for housing. Other neighborhoods located in safe, affordable suburbs, include Downey, Whittier, and Montebello. Silverlake/Echo Park is a popular neighborhood for students and young professionals, but housing can be expensive. Below, we have provided a starting point for your housing search. Some of these resources have been helpful for previous PCLP Scholars:

  • Craigslist – Go to the Los Angeles metro page and choose a neighborhood at the top of the page to narrow your search. Search within “housing” or “sublets/temporary” to find temporary housing.
  • Rotating Room – Subletting site for fourth year medical students doing fourth-year-away rotations:
  • USC Summer Housing – You may be eligible to apply for University of Southern California’s summer housing. Availability may be limited.
  • AirBnB options – Search for Los Angeles, CA and select the dates you would need based on your time block.

Transportation

Keep in mind that having a car is the best means of transportation and will allow you travel flexibility and convenience. However, if it’s impossible to have a car during your service-learning experience, there are limited public transportation options in the Los Angeles area.

  • The LA Metro is the major operator of bus and rail services in Los Angeles County. One scholar noted that the Metro’s Blue Line train stops right in front of Watts Healthcare Corporation. Check here for further timetables and maps.
  • All fares can be pre-paid by loading a pass or Stored Valued (cash) on a TAP card and then tapping your card each time you board public transportation. On buses, it is also possible to pay for a single ride with a token or exact change. A 30-Day Pass for College/Vocational Students costs $43, but additional charges may apply to ride to additional zones. TAP fares can be found here.

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