Welcome to our program! Our mission is to promote the increased recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse medical professionals including internal medicine interns, residents and faculty from underrepresented minority groups within the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Advocacy At UCSD
Here at UCSD, we encourage advocacy for our patients among our faculty and residents. Check out some of the ways our falculty and residents have been involved
Opportunities to Get Involved
Our residents have a variety of ways they can get involved in DEI initiatives at our program! Check
Welcome! The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UC San Diego is committed to training and supporting physicians from all backgrounds. Please join us at an upcoming event!
Mission Statement: To promote the increased recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse medical professionals including internal medicine interns, residents and faculty from underrepresented minority groups within the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Director of Diversity in Medicine
UCSD Alumni Dr. Rodney Hood will be part of the panel for a free webinar titled "Covid-19: An Uninvited Guest in Our Communities" 6/20/2020 from 9am to 10:30am.
Diversity in Medicine lecture, "Race, Violence, and Medicine: Your Moment of Impact" by UC San Diego Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with UChicago trauma surgeon Dr. Brian Williams.
ACGME Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. William McDade - breakfast and lecture on diversity in graduate medical education
18th annual UCSD Black History Month scholarship brunch
2019 SNMA Regional Medical Education Conference (RMEC) in Tucson, Arizona
ACP Medicine in Motion: Advancing Medicine through Equity with Dr. Darilyn Moyer (CEO, American College of Physicians)
Diversity Mixer co-hosted with Radiology, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Pediatrics, and medical school organizations.
HEAD & Advancing Women in Medicine dinner with grand rounds speaker, UCSF cardiologist Dr. Michelle Albert
Inaugural Health Equity, Advocacy, and Diversity (HEAD) interest group meeting
SNMA National Conference in Philadelphia
Dinner and Discussion with Dr Clyde Yancy
Physician rally (including our very own primary care physician, Dr. Julie Sierra) for Medicare for All and Immigrant Health Care
- SNMA 2018 Region 1 Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA
- SNMA Kick Off Meeting at lunch
- UC San Diego School of Medicine Second Look Mixer
March - April
- The Student National Medical Association's 2018 Annual Medical Education Conference in San Francisco
LMSA Conference - West Regional conference at UCLA
- UCSD Diversity in Medicine Mixer at the UCSD Faculty Club
Medical Education for Diverse Students (MEDS) Conference featuring a panel of UCSD Internal Medicine Interns/Residents
PAST EVENTS 2017-2018
Diversity reception at the home of Dr. Rodney Hood's (former president of National Medical Association & current president of Multicultural Health Foundation) to build community among underrepresented in medicine (URiM) undergraduate students, medical students, residents and faculty, as well as those interested in URiM efforts.
- "What Fueled me to be First?" First-Gen Forum and Mixer for UC San Diego's First-Generation Faculty, Staff & Students
"How Immigration Policy Affects Health and Human Rights" lecture
- SNMA 2017 Region 1 Medical Education Conference in Seattle
Advancing Diversity in Medicine - Dinner & Discussion with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine
UCSD Medicine Diversity Mixer for medical students (SNMA, LMSA, LGBTQ), medicine residents, fellows and faculty
Advancing Diversity in Medicine - Dinner & Discussion with Dr. Neil Powe, Vice-Chair of Medicine at UCSF, and Chief of Medical Services at San Francisco General Hospital
Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series, “Disparities in Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiac Rehabilitation Amongst Racial and Ethnic Groups”, Dr. Luis Castellanos
- Bi-monthly meetings with UCSD Equity, Diversity, and
Inclusion Advisory Council
- Participation in regional & national conferences such as LMSA and SNMA
- Collaboration with educators and URiM students from Imperial Valley