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The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to training physicians from all backgrounds and cultures and has an interest in developing a diverse community among residents and fellows from all training programs. This year we are planning several events including many social events, recruitment activities and opportunities to represent UCSF at various annual meetings of national medical organizations.

There are also opportunities to serve on diversity committees within the School of Medicine and the UCSF campus. All members of housestaff who are interested in increasing the diversity among housestaff at UCSF are welcome to join us at future events. We also encourage all department chairs and program directors to share any ideas or suggestions for future activities.

If you should have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Dr. Rene Salazar - for additional information.

GME Diversity Calendar of Events 2007-08

Recently concluded.....
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Meeting - Mar 19-23, 2008. This year GME sponsored an exhibit booth at the SNMA meeting in New York
City. UCSF residents and fellows attended this meeting.

Upcoming...... Apr 17-20, 2008
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Annual Meeting. GME will also sponsor an exhibit booth at the NHMA meeting in Washington DC. Residents and fellows are encouraged to attend. A small number of travel awards will be available.

Events 2007-08......
Oct.17, 2007 Minority Mentorship Dinner-
Join us at this combined event with the SOM Minority Mentorship Program entitled “Coming of Age in Medicine: Navigating Medical Training”.
6-8PM (Toland Hall).

Oct. 30, 2007 Fall Diversity Reception-
Hosted by Dean David Kessler, this reception will provide an opportunity to meet Dean Kessler and diverse faculty from various departments in the School of Medicine. R.S.V.P. to

GME Diversity planning meeting

Nov 13, 6-7PM.

Dec & Jan 2007-08 GME Intern Applicant Diversity Receptions-
Several receptions are planned during the internship recruitment season. Join us as we invite applicants to meet housestaff and faculty from the various residency training programs at UCSF.
Receptions will be from 6:00-7:30PM
Mark the following dates:

Nov 27th ° Dec 13th ° Dec 19th ° Jan 9th ° Jan 17th

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The “GME Diversity Second Look” event was held on Friday, January 25th.

This event provided residency program applicants an opportunity to return to UCSF and visit with housestaff as well as GME and residency program leadership.

A Panel Discussion led by Dr. Eugene Washington and included UCSF faculty and residents. That evening a Dinner Reception for Housestaff and applicants was held at the Circolo Restaurant

Please feel free to contact René Salazar, MD, Director of Diversity, GME for more information or suggestions for additional activities. Email:, Phone: 502-8156.

Diversity at UCSF

  • I want to nurture diversity on our campus. Diversity had a great deal to do with my coming to UCSF. During my first visit to San Francisco I rode a MUNI bus. By the time I got off, I had heard six languages. I knew then that this was a place where I would want to live.

    UCSF has a strong history of seeking diversity among our students,faculty and staff. We have had some great successes and some deeply disappointing failures. I believe that we have the will to do better. I will countenance no other attitude.

    J. Michael Bishop, MD
    Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco

Spotlighting Faculty

Renee Navarro, MD,
UCSF Director of Diversity

After the completion of medical school and residency at University of California, San Francisco Dr. J. Renee Navarro joined the Anesthesia Faculty in 1990, and is currently a Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. Dr. Navarro is an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine.......more >>>

Rene Salazar, MD,
Director of Diversity for GME

How I ended up at UCSF?
As a fourth year medical student I participated in Harvard's Minority Faculty Development Program and completed .........more >>>