... but in terms of other SoCal programs, based on this most recent interview season I felt that UCLA-Harbor and UCLA-NPI were the strongest two. NPI usually fills with stellar applicants from top 20 med schools, and Harbor usually has UCSF and UCLA grads in 3 of their 7 spots based on previous years. Amazing training both places. just my 0.02 cents
Kern Medical Emergency is a diamond in the rough. I recently graduated and stayed on as faculty (that says something right?) Feel free to PM me with any questions re the program.
For matching in residency, definitely do away/audition rotations where you want to end up and to see if the program is a "good fit". For Kern Medical Emergency you can visit for more info: