UCLA is a leader in Health Services Research and many of our Health Services Research faculty live out their activism through their work in health equity and health disparities. Our research and clinical faculty are intentionally paired with residents by area of interest and serve as mentors throughout residency. Our clinical faculty also love working with our housestaff and are always available to provide formal and informal mentoring throughout. This close tie between mentorship, scholarship, and advocacy provides our residents with unique tools to be future physician leaders and advocates for their patients. We equip our residents to interface with health systems and health policy through the capstone Primary Care Medicine block focused on advocacy.
Primary care residents are also key leaders in campus wide advocacy groups (U ACT) and our Internal Medicine Resident Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (IM REDI) committee.