Our Programs

Supporting Latinx/URM students and physicians

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE), we have seven programs designed to increase the number of Latinx and underrepresented in medicine (UIM) physicians in California. The programs provide support and mentorship to students and physicians at all stages of their medical careers.

Pre-medical Undergraduate Programs

LCOE APP at Fresno State 

California State University, Fresno pre-medical undergraduates. This program is a mentored clinical research program for eight undergraduate students at California State University, Fresno. 


California State University, San Francisco (SFSU) pre-medical undergraduates. LCOE APP at SFSU is a premedical program for SFSU Latinx students. It engages the students in intensive workshops and MCAT prep to help build their exposure, access, and confidence in attaining a career in medicine. 


Medical Student Programs

ALAS: Academic and Leadership Academy Summer Program

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) second-year medical students. The ALAS program strengthens Latinx and underrepresented minority (URM) students’ ability to excel on the wards and supports the development of leadership skills. 

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

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) medical students. PROF-PATH is an academic and research career training program for Latinx/UIM medical students interested in health disparities. 


Resident Programs

SALUD: Shaping Academic Leaders in Diversity

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) residents. The SALUD program increases individual and group mentorship available to Latinx/UIM residents at UCSF. SALUD encourages residents to consider academic careers.


Faculty Programs

FUEGO: Faculty at UCSF Expanding Growth and Opportunities

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Watson Scholars faculty. FUEGO is a faculty/fellow development program that enhances UCSF’s ability to recruit, retain, and promote Latinx and other UIM Faculty and fellows. 


Community Clinics 

CMB: Clínica Martín-Baró

California State University, San Francisco undergraduates and University of California, San Francisco (USCF) medical students and faculty. This student run clinic in the Mission neighborhood helps address the medical needs of the predominantly uninsured Latinx day laborers.