We are committed to the recruitment of residents underrepresented in medicine to the UCLA Semel Institute. By building a multicultural resident community, we ultimately aim to create a diverse and culturally sensitive mental health workforce that reflects and responds to the needs of our increasingly diverse population. Los Angeles is one of the most diverse training grounds for resident physicians, and UCLA boasts an abundance of resources for those interested in culture and health disparities. We hope to actively recruit a diverse intern class to add to the richness of experiences already represented in our program.
Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles County has thelargest minority population in the country
- 72%of LA County residents self-identify as an ethnic minority
- World culture abounds, with ethnic enclaves ranging from Little Ethiopia to Japantown
- 56% of LA County residents speak a languageother than Englishat home
- Primary languages include Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Armenian, Vietnamese, Farsi, Japanese, Russian, and more.
- You will joina diverse group of residents committed to equitable healthcare, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion
- There areopportunitiesto participate in cross-cultural outreach, research projects, and clinical endeavors
- Our clinical training involves arange ofpatientsincluding the world’s wealthiest, veterans, children, the homeless, and other underserved populations.
- We have the opportunity to work closely withUCLA medical studentsand can be mentors for those underrepresented in medicine, while teaching all students cultural understanding and sensitivity.
- There are options to create your own schedule of electivesgeared towards underserved populations
- Unique opportunities at UCLA: transplant assessments, learning from some of country’s most qualified specialists, adolescent eating disorder patients, child and adolescent service, geriatric psychiatry service, Level 1 trauma center.
- We trainat the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, UCLA Harbor Psychiatric Emergency Room, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The following represent only a subset of UCLA research & advocacy organizations that focus on minority health and related issues:
- Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
- The Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities
- Semel Institute Global Center for Children and Families
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program
Please feel free to e-mail us with questions.