Metropolitan State Hospital
Metropolitan State Hospital (“MSH”) is located in Los Angeles County in the city of Norwalk. The hospital provides a range of psychiatric treatment in a continuum of care. This continuum includes Acute care, Intermediate /Subacute care, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and a Skilled Nursing Facility. The programs were developed to respond to the identified inpatient treatment needs of the Counties.
MSH is accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and certified by the Healthcare Finance Administration. The hospital is recognized as a valuable training institution for mental health professionals.
AUC students are eligible for a six-week clerkship in Psychiatry. In addition to the 6 weeks of core training, medical students may be granted an additional elective clerkship in psychiatry. The Chief of Professional Education directs the program and students receive supervision from a designated unit attending physicians. Participation in this program requires recommendation from the student’s medical school and approval from the California Medical Board on an individual basis.
Residents or interns receive training here from most of the major local universities including UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge and the California School of Professional Psychology. The intern programs include Nursing, Social Work, Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Therapy, and Dietary. The hospital has a Learning Community, which provides daily classes for staff, interns and community professionals