UC-LEND long-term trainees should possess the following:
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Examples of initiative in academic, clinical, vocational, or other areas
- Examples of leadership or successful supervisory experience in areas of academics, volunteer services, community, religious organizations, student government, extracurricular clubs, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and develop self-defined goals
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in groups/teams
- Demonstrated ability to see the “big picture” (e.g., puts separate pieces of knowledge together to form a whole; wants to understand both the pieces and the system)
- Good conceptualization and generalization skills (e.g., can use information in one context and generalize to another; finds threads of commonality and weaves them together)
- Able to identify issues and areas of concern and bring them forward
- Flexibility and adaptability combined with persistence
Long-term UC-LEND Training Commitments
|Didactics||Over the course of the academic year, trainees will meet weekly at UCLA (video conference with UCR trainees, as necessary) from 8am-12pm on Fridays. Depending on the quarter, trainees will participate in the the UC-LEND Seminar Series, including, but not limited to: interdisciplinary case conference, course work on community leadership, and course work on a population health approach to autism.|
|Clinical||Potential for Clinical Experience in:
UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center (as arranged)
UCLA Pediatric Neurology Clinic (Tuesday mornings 8am-12pm)
UCLA Transition Care Clinic (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 1-4pm)
UCLA School Function Clinic
UCR SEARCH Center
To apply to be a long-term UC-LEND trainee, you will need to complete or submit the following:
- Online UC-LEND application
- Personal statement
- In 300 words or less, please describe the personal and professional qualities you use to define or describe leadership.
- In 300 words or less, please discuss how you hope the UC-LEND long term traineeship will shape or impact your graduate training.
- Curriculum vita
- Unofficial transcript
- Two completed UC-LEND Recommendation Forms
- At least one form must be from either a faculty advisor or supervisor (UC-LEND faculty may serve as your reference)
- Completed forms must be either:
- EMAILED directly to [email protected] – or-
- DELIVERED in a sealed envelope to: UC-LEND, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 960, Los Angeles, CA 90024.