Connect with fellow faculty

Communities with your common interests.

Faculty communities are essential in promoting and supporting the needs and goals of various communities and organizations.

Faculty members including Christina Harris, MD and Lisa Skinner, MD pose for the camera

Community of Mentorship

resident mentorship

Join Our Community of Mentors

We are working to build stronger support for mentorship, networking and collaboration across DGSOM. Join the DGSOM Community Listserv of Interest to be included in future events, opportunities, and to help build our database of potential mentor/mentee connections.

Join the Community of Mentors

JAM Training

JEDI Academic Mentorship (JAM)

This fellowship includes a one-year period of training with extensive coaching, networking, and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the professional development and retention of a diverse faculty.

JAM Information

First Gen Celebration

First Gen at DGSOM

Students who identify as "First Gen" can connect with other DGSOM students, residents, fellows, faculty, and alumni who are proudly first gen themselves.

Learn More About First Gen

Faculty Communities

Black, Latinx and Native American Faculty Collective

The Black, Latinx and Native American (BLNA) Faculty Collective is a grassroots organization founded by BLNA faculty across the DGSOM that is focused on promoting increased recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, fellows and trainees from groups underrepresented in medicine. The Collective also serves to unite our BLNA faculty for the purpose of community building and moving the institution toward corrective equitable and antiracist action.

UCLA Asian American Pacific Islander Alliance

The UCLA AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Alliance was founded by UCLA DGSOM faculty and aims to provide opportunities for members with shared personal and professional interests to gather and network with one another. Our initiatives aim to build community, collaboration, and networking among AAPI members, and create opportunities for engagement, education, discourse, and advancement related to anti-racism, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with particular attention to the AAPI community.

Learn More About the AAPI Faculty Group

UCLA Health Pride Network

The UCLA Health Pride Network is the systemwide employee & trainee resource group devoted to our LGBTQ community and their allies, covering all LGBTQ initiatives categorized under our four foundational pillars of Clinical Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education. The goal of the Pride Network is to empower our UCLA Health LGBTQ employees and their allies to have a collective voice in fostering a welcoming, respectful, unique and creative culture within our UCLA Health LGBTQ community and the overall UCLA Health organization, in order to develop future providers and leaders, promote LGBTQ equity across the health system, and bring world-class health knowledge to the community.

Join the Pride Network

DGSOM Women in Science and Doctors of Medicine (WiSDoM)


  • To promote gender equity, and further members' career advancement to the highest levels of academic medicine via education.
  • Educate members on the UCLA institutional promotion and advancement strategies, and increase the visibility of the accomplishment of women physicians and scientists.
  • Provide training and mentorship in the identification and cultivation of leadership skills.
  • Be an informational resource for local family support and educational services.
  • To provide opportunity to network and foster communication among women in various disciplines and divisions.



Advocating for equitable health outcomes for under-resourced communities, faculty, staff and trainees have come together as a collective to establish REACH - Realizing Equitable Access to Care for Health - at UCLA Health, working to:

  1. Widen access to UCLA Health for low-income individuals, particularly those covered by MediCal
  2. Increase access to UCLA Health for Black and Latino communities of Los Angeles
  3. Ensure that these patients receive comprehensive and structurally competent services within UCLA Health

Email to Request More Info About REACH