Getting Started

DGSOM faculty members extend their commitment to service beyond our campus. They pursue global health opportunities, care for our nation, and serve our thriving home city.

The diverse populations and needs represented in the greater Los Angeles area provide opportunities to learn and advocate while enriching the lives of countless community members.

DGSOM Anti-racism Roadmap

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The commitments and priorities outlined here represent the first step in our planning, development and implementation process.

Here you will find:

  • Reporting resources
  • Dashboard to track roadmap progress
  • Diversity data dashboards
  • Wellness resources
  • Community co-creation priority ranking avenue

See the roadmap

LGBTQ Health Initiative

UCLA Health provides equitable health care to all patients of all sexual orientations, genders, races or religions. Our vision is to create an equitable, affirming and supportive environment for our LGBTQ patients and their families by providing resources and compassionate health care delivered with dignity, kindness and respect.

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Health Equity and Diversity Inclusion (HEDI)

At UCLA Health, we believe a diverse and inclusive health care workforce and environment results in better care, service and health outcomes for our patients. We also believe that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion will result in greater productivity, innovation and engagement of our staff and patients.

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HEDI Toolkit

The toolkit can be used as a guide for individual and/or group-directed learning. It is not meant to serve as formal UCLA Hospital and Clinic System EDI training. Formal EDI and anti-racism training will be implemented for all UCLA Hospital and Clinic System leaders and staff.

Download the toolkit

Global Service, Research, and Education

Engage in your global health community.

Faculty and staff have opportunities to do work in important global health clinical service, research, education, and training.

  • Mentor medical students abroad
  • Build strong partnerships
  • Learn ways to strengthen systems around the world

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UCLA Health Volunteer Services

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to limit individuals coming into the hospital, all of our volunteer programs at UCLA Health are currently on pause until further notice.

  • Volunteer at a Santa Monica facility
  • Volunteer at Westwood facilities
  • See all programs
  • Staff resources
  • Contact information

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