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Reports and Resources: Men of Color in California’s Health Professions Education Programs

UCSF Center for the Health Professions (October 2010)

Latino men are profoundly underrepresented in California’s health professions education programs. Educational attainment for both African American and Latino men is low, at the high school and postsecondary levels. This is a critical issue because a high school degree is the minimum educational requirement...

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Health Professions in the News: Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

California Health Care Foundation (May 16, 2019)

Like all emergency department physicians, Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, treats patients suffering from broken bones, chest pain, infections, and a host of other ailments. But she also makes time for a second, unpaid job that sets her apart from her peers: The no-nonsense doctor from Oakland’s Highland...

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Health Professions in the News: Racism In My Medical Education

Health Affairs (June 2020)

An Asian American physician calls for more diversity and a commitment to health equity in US medical schools. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: COVID-19 and the physicians we need

San Francisco Examiner (June 12, 2020

COVID-19. In San Francisco, for example, Latinx residents make up 15% of the city’s population, yet they represent 49% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases. A recent UCSF population-based study in the ethnically diverse San Francisco Mission district found that 95% of those testing positive for Covid-19...

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Health Professions in the News: UC regents unanimously endorse restoring affirmative action

Los Angeles Times (June 15, 2020)

More than two decades after affirmative action was outlawed at public campuses, University of California regents on Monday unanimously supported the repeal of Proposition 209, the 1996 state initiative that banned preferential treatment by government bodies based on race, ethnicity or sex — and has...

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Health Professions in the News: How med schools, residency programs can diversify doctor workforce

American Medical Association (June 22, 2020)

Increasing diversity in the physician workforce can lessen racial and ethnic health inequities. Addressing medical school admissions is an important part of the process to generate a physician population that more closely resembles the nation’s patient population. Read the full story here.

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