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PRIME-LC turns 3 with incoming class of 12

The Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) celebrated its third birthday last Friday with a welcoming reception…

June 25, 2007
PRIME-LC turns 3 with incoming class of 12

The Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) celebrated its third birthday last Friday with a welcoming reception for an incoming class of 12, raising overall enrollment to 44 medical students. The groundbreaking program offers a unique curriculum designed to train future doctors who can provide health care to underserved Spanish-speaking communities in California. Hailed as a national model for culturally sensitive medical education, PRIME-LC has been so successful that the University of California is starting other PRIME programs at its other medical schools to address other pressing health care needs. Over the weekend, the new PRIME class of 12 will go to Cuernavaca, Mexico, for coursework on Latin American culture and medical Spanish.