Latinx Center of Excellence Celebrates One Year of Programming

The UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) has wrapped up its first year of programs.  Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the UCSF School of Medicine (UCSF SOM), the UCSF LCOE is primarily focused on UIM career development at multiple places along the journey to academic medicine.  It also has an ambitious goal: to contribute to the health of California via strategic partnerships and initiatives. 

“Latinos are California’s largest ethnic group at nearly 40% of the population, so California’s health is increasingly tied to the health of the state’s Latino population. This center will enhance UCSF’s academic infrastructure to train Latinx physicians and physician-scientists.” – Alicia Fernandez, MD; Director, UCSF LCOE

LCOE programs are collaborations:  with undergraduates at CSU Fresno and SFSU; medical students and residents at UCSF; faculty members early in their careers at UCSF; and a student run-community clinic.