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The new UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence will enhance our ongoing efforts to increase diversity and heighten awareness of research that can impact the health of underserved populations.

Dr. Talmadge E. King

Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine

While the Latinx population is the fastest growing population in California, we have a shortfall of almost 55,000 Latinx physicians to serve this population.

At the current Latinx rate of medical school graduation, it will take about 500 years to close that gap (UCLA, 2015).

We must build a physician workforce that meets these needs and provides culturally and linguistically appropriate levels of healthcare to California’s Latinx population.

At the University of San Francisco California, Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE), our goal is to increase the number of Latinx physicians, as well as physicians from other under-represented minority (URM) communities, through programs that support students and physicians at every stage of their careers.





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