ALAS: Academic and Leadership Academy Summer Program

The UCSF ALAS initiative is designed to strengthen Latinx and URM students’ ability to excel on the wards and to support the development of leadership skills. ALAS provides Latinx/URM second-year medical students a week-long immersion experience in the summer between the first and second year of medical school. ALAS employs an equity pedagogy framework to provide an experiential curriculum on effective clinical reasoning, oral case presentations, and excelling in the clinical environment. Working in small groups with experienced ALAS faculty, students benefit from individual observation, structured feedback, and practice in a supportive environment.

The UCSF ALAS program is led by UCSF LCOE faculty Dr. Sarah Alba-Nguyen and Dr. Denise Connor.

For more information on the ALAS program please contact:

Madison Rodriguez, Research Analyst
Email: [email protected]

Curriculum & Schedule

  • 3-Day Intensive
  • Pre-Clerkship Check In
  • Pre-Sub-I Check in
  • Celebrating and Next Steps

Occurs during first week of August.