The UCLA DoM EDI Office has compiled a list of programs committed for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for our underrepresented faculty and students. 


The Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME) is a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA). CHIME is housed in the UCLA Department of Medicine.

Our mission is to help reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults. The focus of our work at CHIME is on training and mentorship of minority junior-level faculty who will advance their career by conducting research on minority elders.

rcmar chime

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI)

The mission of the UCLA CTSI is to produce and implement innovations that impact the greatest health needs of Los Angeles and the nation. Our vision is to catalyze research that translates discoveries into tangible improvements in health care, disease prevention, and health in our community.

homepage ctsi

Cultivating Interests in Research Careers (CIRC) Program

The CIRC Program seeks to provide community college students with research experiences and academic enhancement training that will empower them to make a difference in their local communities and prepare themselves for science and health professional careers. The goal of the CIRC program is to increase the number of community college students from underrepresented groups who are prepared to pursue research careers in the biomedical sciences.

circ homepage


UCLA LIFT-UP is one of only four centers in the country funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, our mission is to advance the career development of scientists from diverse backgrounds who are conducting research in the areas of nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and related fields.

lift up homepage

Internal Medicine Residency Program: Health Equity & Advocacy

The pathway emphasizes clinical training with underserved populations, but also aims to train residents in advocacy, medical and community education, and health systems/quality improvement research.

homepage of the health equity and advocacy program website

Internal Medicine Residency Program: IM REDI Committee

The UCLA Internal Medicine Resident Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee (IM REDI) is a group of residents, faculty, and staff that aims to advance equitable health outcomes for patients, inclusive curricular innovation for residents, diversity in the physician workforce, mentorship within our field, and outreach into our greater community of Los Angeles County.

homepage of the IM REDI Committee website

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine: Road to Residency

This annual program gives medical students the opportunity to learn about residency programs at UCLA, meet residents and faculty of historically underrepresented backgrounds, and engage with leadership from multiple departments. 

homepage of the Road to Residency Program website

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

UCLA mEDI-pEDI aims to create a unique space for EDI innovation and leadership within the specialty of Med-Peds. The mEDI-pEDI committee aim to advance the themes of diversity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility for marginalized populations and those from under-represented backgrounds including but not limited to those represented in the graphic to the right. 

picture med peds residency edi program

UCLA Minority Housestaff Organization

The organization aims to recruit, develop and advance physicians from historically under-represented racial and ethnic groups in medicine as well as advocate for the communities who help produce us.

homepage of the Minority Housestaff Org website

Enhance Diversity Study (EDS)

The human experience is vastly different for each individual. To understand this complexity, a diverse group of biomedical scientists from all walks of life are needed to bring varying perspectives and ask innovative questions. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is working to achieve this goal by investing in novel research to protect and improve health and also developing the biomedical researchers who expand our knowledge.

homepage of the EDS Program website

Diversity Program Consortium

The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) is a network of institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve training and mentoring and to enhance individuals' success in biomedical research careers. This initiative aims to transform institutional culture and biomedical training and mentoring nationwide.

homepage of the Diversity Program Consortium website

DGSOM U.S. Visiting Student Scholarship Program

Visiting Student Scholarship Program aims to promote student interest in applying to UCLA categorical medicine, primary care medicine, and medicine-pediatrics training programs by exposing these student to UCLA’s dynamic clinical academic environment.

VSLO U.S Students Page

EDI Resources on Campus

UCLA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leads and advances strategies for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion; protecting civil rights; and upholding dignity for all in our community.

screenshot of the UCLA EDI website

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine: JEDI

We are educating the next generation of physicians, physician-scientists, and researchers with that belief in mind. Our core values of diversity and inclusion are inseparable from our institutional goals of excellence in all tenets of healthcare, research, education, and community engagement.

screenshot of the UCLA DGSOM JEDI website

Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At UCLA Health, we believe that equity is an essential principle that must be incorporated into each part of our organization.

screenshot of the UCLA Health HEDI website