The Department has a long commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We recognize that diversity and inclusion are integral to fulfilling our mission to develop and support innovators in patient care, scientific discovery, medical education and public policy.
The Department’s faculty, staff and trainees represent many divergent backgrounds. The Department has been recognized annually by UCSF for its best practices in Staff and Academic Diversity since 1999, the first year of honoring such efforts. For more information about diversity at UCSF, visit Nurturing Diversity at UCSF.
To better serve the multi-ethnic population of California, the Residency Diversity Committee was first established in 1993. It’s primary goals are to increase the number of trainees who are underrepresented in medicine and to promote a more accepting and friendly atmosphere for them in the Department.