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Letter of Welcome

Dr. Suthar PortraitOn behalf of the Graduate Medical Education Office at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you all. As the newest members of our vibrant healthcare community, we are delighted to embark on a journey together that places a profound emphasis on fostering excellence in medical education, advancing healthcare equity, pioneering research endeavors, and delivering unparalleled quality care to underserved populations.


At Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, we recognize that healthcare is not merely a service but a fundamental right, one that should be accessible and equitable to all individuals regardless of their background, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. Our commitment to healthcare equity is ingrained in every facet of our institution, from our patient care initiatives to our research endeavors and educational programs. We firmly believe that by championing diversity and inclusivity, we can create a healthcare landscape that is truly reflective of the communities we serve.

In line with our commitment to healthcare equity, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is dedicated to driving innovation through groundbreaking research initiatives. Through collaborative partnerships and cutting-edge methodologies, we aim to unravel the mysteries of disease, pioneer novel treatment modalities, and ultimately improve health outcomes for all individuals.

Furthermore, as a community academic medical center, we are steadfast in our mission to cultivate the next generation of healthcare leaders through comprehensive medical education programs. By providing a dynamic learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and compassionate patient care, we aim to empower future generations of physicians to excel in their respective fields and make meaningful contributions to society.

Finally, at the heart of our mission lies a steadfast commitment to delivering high-quality care to underserved populations. We recognize that many individuals face significant barriers to accessing healthcare services, and it is our duty to bridge these gaps and ensure that all individuals receive the care they deserve. Through community outreach initiatives, culturally competent care practices, and advocacy efforts, we strive to empower underserved populations and promote health equity on a global scale. Your contributions to our patients will undoubtedly propel us closer to our shared goal of advancing medical knowledge and transforming patient care for all.

As you embark on your journey with us at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, I encourage you to embrace our core values of compassion, integrity, excellence, and inclusivity. Together, we can make a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals and redefine the future of healthcare for generations to come.

Once again, welcome to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. We are honored to have you as part of our esteemed healthcare community, and we look forward to achieving great heights together.

Warm regards,

Laxmi Suthar, M.D., FACP
Designated Institutional Official and Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee