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.
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.
Students who identify as "First Gen" can connect with other DGSOM students, residents, fellows, faculty, and alumni who are proudly first gen themselves.
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.
The CS/DGSOM Women's Leadership Program was developed to support and promote female faculty careers through group learning and discussion. Topics have included Crafting Your Elevator Pitch, When to Say Yes and When to Say No, Negotiation Skills, Burnout, Graceful Self-Promotion and other topics related to professional and career development.
We are working to build stronger support for mentorship, networking and collaboration across the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Join the DGSOM Community Listerv of Interest to be included in future events, opportunities, and to help build our database of potential mentor/mentee connections.
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 recieve comprehensive and structurally competent services within UCLA Health