On July 28, first-year UC Irvine medical students enrolled in the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) met with state legislative and governor’s staff at the Capitol in Sacramento to discuss how health policy is created in California. PRIME-LC is designed to produce physician-leaders who can address the distinctive healthcare needs of California’s growing Latino population, and it is hoped that program graduates will someday influence policymaking. The Capitol visit concluded a nine-day tour of the San Joaquin Valley by incoming PRIME-LC students to learn firsthand about Latino health issues.