Medical Student Programs

Master of Advanced Studies

(Major: Clinical Research http://clre.ucsd.edu/index.cfm)

Our faculty members are available to work with students on a variety of short-and long-term projects for students in the M.A.S.-Clinical Research program seeking to complete the Independent Student Project (ISP) requirement. Please visit the links below to see a listing of our current projects and how to contact project coordinators or faculty associated with those projects.

Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE)

To meet California’s health workforce needs, the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD SOM) teaches the biomedical sciences and develops the research skills of students so that they may become exemplary healthcare providers. With funding from the Health Resources Services Administration, UCSD SOM established the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE), which provides training to young physicians who have talent and interest in the health professions, can compete for and retain positions in academic medicine, and have the knowledge and skills considered necessary to deliver culturally appropriate health services to all segments of the population.

Director: Dr. Sandra Daley
Contact: Ramón A. Hernandez, MPH (619) 243-1360

Program in Medical Education – Health Equity (PRIME-HEq)

The Program in Medical Education – Health Equity (PRIME-HEq) is open to all applicants to the UC San Diego School of Medicine (SOM). Applicants with the intent to practice in California and who have an interest in serving populations at risk for health disparities are encouraged to apply. PRIME-HEq students are given specialized teaching focused on providing the knowledge and skills to better care for people from traditionally underserved groups. PRIME-HEq students will graduate from this 5-year program with a Medical Degree and a Master’s Degree. In addition to the UC San Diego SOM admission requirements, PRIME-HEq applicants will be evaluated on their commitment to and background in community service.
https://meded.ucsd.edu/

Medical Student Independent Study Projects (ISP)

Our faculty members work with medical students from universities across the nation to support research projects in their areas of expertise. Please visit our faculty website and contact the faculty member directly if you are a medical student and are interested in pursuing a project with our Division. You may also visit the links below to see a listing of our current projects and how to contact project coordinators or faculty associated with those projects.

The Hispanic Center of Excellence provides training to young physicians and medical students to gain the knowledge and skills considered necessary to deliver culturally appropriate health services. Above, students participate in a cultural immersion day.