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Op-Ed: Diversity is the answer to disparities in healthcare

Medpage Today, Aug, 24, 2020 (Op-Ed)

August 24, 2020

Op-Ed: Diversity is the answer to disparities in healthcare

Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, MD, MEd, vice dean of medical education and Carol Major, MD, co-director of the LEAD-ABC program and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UCI School of Medicine write, “Over 15 years ago, the University of California, Irvine’s School of Medicine developed the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), a mission-based program designed to train physicians who are uniquely equipped to address the medical needs of under-resourced Latino communities in Orange County. The first program of its kind in the country, PRIME-LC has recruited talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds and gained national accolades for its actionable commitment to diversity and inclusion.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]