By: Brian Tang
On May 4th, 2022, the Research Committee created and presented a recorded workshop detailing various aspects of Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit academic healthcare organization with a multitude of medical offices and hospital locations throughout Los Angeles County and beyond.
In addition to serving over 1,000,000 patients and employing over 4,500 physicians and nurses, they are also responsible for funding and backing over 1,500 research projects. Studying fields such as immunology and biology, many clinical research studies are performed in a wide range of departments and institutes. Cedars-Sinai also offers graduate, medical, nursing, and other professional training programs in addition to conducting research studies. For students and other individuals who are interested in gaining exposure to medicine, there are a plethora of volunteer programs available, such as Transforming Care at Bedside (TCAB) and Suicide Hotlines.
Moreover, Cedars-Sinai invests in programs and services to improve the health status of the local community. They work closely with schools, FQHC, local government, senior centers and other agencies to improve community health through programs such as Coach for Kids and Healthy Habits. Their main hospital campus features many paintings and other works of art to help create a more comfortable environment for patients and induce a quicker rate of healing, as illustrated by their Healing Gardens.
On their website, they have many features for patients to take advantage of, such as the Health Library which is a great resource for learning more about a wide range of symptoms, conditions, and treatments. One can find information on news, blogs, and events that are published by Cedars-Sinai on their website as well. To learn more about Cedars-Sinai and obtain a more in-depth understanding of all of these aspects, you can take a look at our recorded workshop presentation here: https://youtu.be/3MOpBs_fKGM