Your DGSOM, Your Community

A group of BIPOC MD Students posing for the camera

At the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, national and regional organizations bring together medical students, residents, faculty, and mentors to advocate for improved awareness, health access, and research for many causes and foundations.

  • Black Men in White Coats
    Black Men in White Coats

    DGSOM's newest student organization focused increasing the number of black men in the field of medicine by exposure, inspiration and mentoring.

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  • LMSA 2022-2023 Board
    Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

    Promoting the advancement of Latinx students, patients, and community members throughout greater Los Angeles.

    Join LMSA
    APA Medical Student Association

    Committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities.

    Join APAMSA

JEDI-Affiliated Communities

Community of Mentorship

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

Mentor and mentee

Find A Mentor

Learn of future networking opportunities and help build our database of potential mentor/mentee connections by completing the survey below.

Find a Mentor

Student Leadership

JEDI Class Representatives

Each DGSOM class has three Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Class Representatives who collect data on their classes’ well-being, culture, and learning environment. Our amazing representatives meet monthly with the JEDI Assistant Deans who help address many issues and get advice from their peers.

  • Baba Adejuyigbe
  • Colin Wang
  • Samuel Hulbert
  • Alberto Juarez
  • Elizza Villarruel
  • Micheal Freddy


  • Keytiana Hempstead
  • Nadir Noor Adra
  • Reeta Asmai

Coming Fall 2023


Event Sponsorship

Funding is available to registered DGSOM student organizations for events focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Complete the funding request three weeks before your anticipated event.

Request Funding

JEDI/ARR Student Conference Funding Request

Who may submit funding request: Students of all years who have had an abstract and/or paper related to equity, diversity and inclusion or anti-racism efforts in the medical education space that has been accepted by a national or regional conference for a workshop, poster or oral presentation. 

JEDI/ARR Student Conference Funding Request

The Center for Accessible Education will work closely with you to identify reasonable accommodations for your time as a DGSOM student.


Contact Information

Grace Clifford, Director of Disability Services for DGSOM

Committee on Learning Environment Oversight (CLEO)

The Committee on Learning Environment Oversight (CLEO) is responsible for the review of student concerns regarding the learning environment and the development of action plans in response to episodes of alleged medical student mistreatment to prevent future occurrences.

Community Events

View all JEDI events