PROF-PATH: Promoting Research Opportunities Fully-Prospective Academics Transforming Health

UCSF PROF-PATH is a an academic and research training program for Latinx/UIM medical students interested in health disparities. PROF-PATH was formerly funded by NIH and by the School of Medicine Dean’s Office and Inquiry Program, but is now supported by the HRSA-funded UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence.  We support UCSF medical students who are underrepresented in medicine regardless of research area focus, and students interested in health disparities research regardless of background. PROF-PATH’s the six-week summer program takes 15 students per year and provides stipends and mentored research with weekly Careers-in-Progress sessions that allow for dedicated curriculum time and community building.

The UCSF PROF-PATH program is led by UCSF LCOE faculty Dr. Alicia Fernandez and Dr. Alma Martinez

For more information on UCSF PROF-PATH please contact:

Carlo Juárez, Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 206-4053

Curriculum & Schedule

Summer 2020:

Tuesday Evenings Weekly Careers-in-Progress sessions: six-week mentored research experience

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

PROF-PATH Start Date

30-minute One-on-One Mentoring session with PROF-PATH Faculty

30-minute One-on-One Mentoring session with PROF-PATH Faculty

Focus Group & Final Careers-in-Progress Session


PROF-PATH 2019 Scholars


Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort have now closed. 

Thank you for your interest in our program.