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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our department is proud to be part of an institution dedicated to addressing health and healthcare disparities, and we strive to create a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster a welcoming and supportive environment where all individuals can grow professionally, collaborate effectively, and thrive. 

Our department is fortunate to be part of an institution that is committed to addressing disparities in health and healthcare. The costs to our society are high; disparities lower the quality of life and negatively impact life expectancy for many. Our department philosophy is aligned with campus leadership in the areas of recruiting and retaining individuals with a desire to serve culturally diverse and medically underserved populations and are committed to working on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We believe that our unique perspectives and experiences are essential to achieving our goals and delivering exceptional outcomes, and we are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered.

Our department seeks scholars from disadvantaged* backgrounds to better reflect the diversity of the population we serve in the San Francisco Bay Area. We further recognize that successfully recruiting people to join our enterprise is not the end of the story. As eloquently stated in the UCSF Principles of Community, it is also critical that we provide an environment in which all individuals in our workforce and trainee programs experience a professional, supportive, collaborative, and open environment and have the opportunity to thrive. We are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of these goals.

*“ Disadvantaged” is defined as “from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and/or a social, cultural, or educational environment such as those found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrated presented barrier to navigating admissions or access to health science careers.”


Annual Reports

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