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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"
PRIME LEAD-ABC

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 LEAD-ABC Program
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

Excellence in Diversity

For the third time since 2019, UCI School of Medicine received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education. This award recognizes the impact of our mission-based programs (PRIME-LC, PRIME LEAD-ABC, HEAL-IM) in contributing to greater diversity in the healthcare workforce and improved health equity.

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award logo

News

Leonardo Alaniz. Hashtag says #IamUCI.

May 27, 2024 | UCI News


#IamUCI – Leonardo Alaniz

Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 21, 2024 | UCI School of Medicine


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

Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month 2024

Apr 24, 2024 | UCI School of Medicine


UCI School of Medicine Recognizes Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month 2024

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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.