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Health Disparities

Are you a medical student hoping to:

  • Conduct high quality research on health disparities?
  • Gain exposure to community-based participatory research methods?
  • Meet and work with UCLA and DREW researchers addressing health disparities?
  • Collaborate on innovative, "real world," cutting-edge research to improve minority health?
  • Receive a stipend for you work?

The Health Disparities Summer Program is just what you are looking for! The UCLA Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Summer Research Program is collaborating with the Drew/UCLA Project Export to offer a special summer research program that is designed to expose students to a variety of projects and didactic seminars highlighting research methods and issues related to disparities research. This includes ethical issues, community based participatory research and health policy. The students will spend 8 weeks in a research experience under the direct mentorship of a UCLA and/or DREW faculty member allowing them to explore potential careers in health disparities and/or minority health. Students in the program also benefit from participation in health fairs and clinical precepting.

The Seminar Series

  1. Public Health Lecture Series: Nationally recognized researchers from UCLA and Drew will discuss current issues we face in addressing health disparities.
  2. Health Disparities Research: Learn methodology in data collection, analysis and interpretation for health care and community needs assessment as well as health policy.

Program Requirements

  1. 8-Week Commitment (June 9-July 31, 2014)
  2. Participate in Josiah Brown Poster Fair on July 31, 2014
  3. Application materials due: March 21, 2014

Send completed Summer Fellowships in Family Medicine application and questions/comments to Sun Ito.

For additional information regarding the 2014 UCLA Department of Family Medicine Health Disparities Program, please contact:

Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Program Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine
mrodriguez@mednet.ucla.edu