Resident Diversity Committee
The UCLA Department of Medicine Residency Diversity Committee was established as part of the Department of Medicine’s commitment to increase the diversity of its residency program. We strive to train and support physicians from all backgrounds, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine, to help care for the multicultural and diverse patient populations served by our hospitals. We believe in the importance of bringing physicians of all backgrounds together to learn from one another. With the support of faculty and departmental leadership the committee’s focus is centered on the following areas:
1. Community building :
Committee meetings serve as a way of bringing together faculty and residents who share in the overarching mission of the committee. In addition to providing an opportunity for more in depth support and mentorship to its resident members, the meetings also serve as an opportunity to interface with the broader diversity community at UCLA. In addition to the dissemination of information on upcoming events sponsored by Office of Diversity for both UCLA, and the School of Medicine, meetings provide a venue for highlighting the work of nationally recognized faculty from the Health Services Research Division who have made it their mission to work in on issues of importance to our underrepresented populations in Los Angeles.
Dr. Kenrick Duru:
Dr. Arlene Brown:
Dr. Allison Diamant:
2. Recruitment and outreach to diverse medical students
Our recruitment efforts are a vital part of not only growing our community, but also continuing to improve upon the excellent care that UCLA provides to the diverse patient population of Los Angeles. As part of our recruitment and outreach goals, we are proud to announce that the residency program has received funding from the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development Song-Brown Program to support our training of residents who will be prepared to take care of the underserved.
Questions, please contact:
Christina Harris, M.D.
Chair of Diversity Committee