The Latinx Center of Excellence at San Francisco State University (LCOE APP at SFSU) is an existing collaboration between San Francisco State University (SFSU) and UCSF that aims to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. The LCOE APP at SFSU program is a premedical wrap-around program for underrepresented minority (URM) students that leverages the existing collaborations and infrastructure from SF BUILD to support the entry of SFSU URM undergraduate students into medical school. The program is comprised of both an academic year and summer program. During the academic year, students will participate in mentorship, professional development and clinical volunteer opportunities. During the summer program, students will engage in intensive workshops and MCAT prep to help build their exposure, access and confidence in attaining a career in medicine. Students from SFSU will be selected and provided with summer stipends.

The LCOE APP at SFSU program is led by UCSF LCOE faulty Dr. Tomás Magaña and SFSU SF BUILD Liaison, Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke.

For more information on LCOE APP at SFSU please contact:

Tomás A. Magaña, MD, Director LCOE APP at SFSU
Email: [email protected]

Carlo Juárez, Program Support Analyst LCOE APP at SFSU
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 206-4054


We are now accepting applications for our 2020-2021 Summer/Year-Long program. Applications can be accessed through our potal:

The 2020 applications can be accessed here

Preferred Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Final Deadline: March 8, 2020

Application review and applicant interviews are on a rolling basis

Curriculum & Schedule

Academic Year Program 

Activities will include:

  • Monthly group and individual meetings with Dr. Tomás Magaña and Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke
  • Speaker Series and Workshops
  • Health Policy Capstone Project
  • Clinical Volunteer opportunities.

Summer Program 2020

Topics include:

  • Investigation of Stereotype Threat
  • Investigation into Health Disparities
  • MCAT Prep
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Exploring Issues in Latinx health  
  • Introduction to Policy Briefs


Members of the first cohort of SF BUILDAPP
Members of the 2019-2020 SF BUILD APP program (Back left to right: David Gutierrez, Daisy Hernandez, Milagros Hernandez, Christopher Scippio; Middle left to right: Desirae Powell, Areli Aguilar, Andrea Guevara-Castro, Evelin Dominguez; Front left to right: Maria Contreras, Brianna Carreño, Christiopher Ramirez)










Read the 2019 cohort bios here