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Welcome to the Office of Belonging, Equity and Empowerment

Powered by discovery, innovation, and inclusive excellence, UCI School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing individual and population health to achieve its mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.

At UCI School of Medicine, we are committed to recruiting, admitting and educating talented students — as well as hiring and promoting faculty and staff members — whose backgrounds reflect California’s rich ethnic and cultural diversity.

Diversity Statement

LEAD-ABC Cofounders Kaosoluchi Enendu and Dr. Carol Major speak at "White Coats for Black Lives"

Leadership Education to Advance Diversity–African, Black and Caribbean (PRIME LEAD-ABC) is a UCI School of Medicine mission-based program aimed at producing future physicians who are committed to addressing the health needs of African, Black and Caribbean communities in California, the United States, and beyond.

PRIME-LC Program students
PRIME-LC Program

The Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) is a five-year MD/Master’s program that is committed to training physicians to meet the needs of under-resourced Latino communities.

PRIME-LC Program
HEAL-IM students learning various integrative health techniques
HEAL-IM Program

Program for training medical students in foundations of integrative medicine, both for their own wellbeing and for guiding future patients to make evidence-based decisions related to incorporating complementary and alternative modalities into their care.

HEAL-IM Program


Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 11, 2023 | UCI School of Medicine

UCI School of Medicine Recognizes Asian American Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Two track athletes running on the track

Apr 04, 2023 | Science

World Athletics banned transgender women from competing. Does science support the rule?

image of women for Women's History Month

Mar 22, 2023 | UCI School of Medicine

UCI School of Medicine Recognizes Women's History Month

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At UCI School of Medicine we offer a full range of Diversity & Inclusion resources, along with a selection of mission-based academic programs designed to meet the unique needs of our diverse population.