Disparities in health may be influenced by many different factors such as
- Sexual orientation
- Socio-economic status
- Physical disabilities
San Diego is a diverse region with a multitude of varied experiences available to students
- One of the busiest international land border crossing in the world
- Spans the U.S./Mexico border from urban to rural areas
- More refugees resettle in San Diego than any other metropolitan area in Southern California
- San Diego County is home to more Native American reservations (18) than any other county in the U.S.
One-third of households are non-English speaking
UC San Diego School of Medicine (SOM) faculty have a strong tradition of community/university partnerships across these areas.