Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression

Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.

University of California Diversity Statement, September 15, 2010


Highlights of our Diversity Efforts


Graduate Education

  • SFGH/FCM Residency Program – over 30% of our FCM residents are from groups underrepresented in medicine.
  • Community Engagement - FCM residents learn about and partner with San Francisco’s diverse communities and organizations that serve them.
  • Health Professions Pipeline – FCM residents partner with local community-based organizations and schools to teach and mentor disadvantaged youth interested in the health professions.
  • Student-run Clinics – FCM resident volunteers serve as preceptors at UCSF’s student-run clinics focused on serving disadvantaged/ low income minorities, such as Clínica Martín Baró and Mabuhay Health Center.

Medical Education

  • Model SFGH Clerkship Program - FCM oversees a structured program with a focus on care of underserved populations in which third-year medical students complete Family & Community Medicine, Medicine, and either Pediatrics or Obstetrics/ Gynecology clerkships at San Francisco's safety net medical center, San Francisco General Hospital.
  • Community Engagement – Model SFGH and FCM 110 Clerkship students learn about and conduct projects with community-based organizations.
  • PRIME-US – FCM staff and faculty are leaders in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US. A special five-year track, PRIME-US brings together a diverse group of medical students committed to improving all aspects of the health of the underserved. Over 60% of PRIME-US students are underrepresented in medicine.
  • Pre-Clinical Course Work and Electives – FCM faculty design and implement curriculum on cultural humility, cultural competency, community-oriented primary care, caring for the underserved, African American health disparities, etc.

Research Programs

Clinical Care

Family Health Center and the Refugee Clinic - the largest primary care clinic within the San Francisco Department of Public Health

Campus-wide Advocacy

Faculty and staff are active in numerous diversity-promoting efforts

Community-based Activities

San Francisco Organizing Project, Member - grassroots coalition of congregations and schools working to create innovative solutions to the economic and racial injustices facing residents of San Francisco

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Board Member

PRC, Advisory Member - the only place for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to get comprehensive benefits counseling and employment services in San Francisco

Huckleberry Youth Programs, Advisory Board Member