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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: California’s Pressing Need for Latino and Black Nurses

KQED (November 5, 2015)

Samuel Merritt’s chief diversity officer, Shirley Strong, hopes to address prospective students. The Oakland-based university is one of the three biggest programs for registered nursing students in California and is committed to reducing health disparities by recruiting more students of color. Read...

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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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