Through the partnership between the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies and the David Geffen School of Medicine, we seek to inspire innovative pedagogies and educational research that will positively inform teaching and learning in medical contexts. Uppermost in our minds is that medical education is engaged, it is interactive, and it is dynamic, whether conducted in the classroom or the bedside. We hope to achieve these ideals by thinking afresh a physician’s role as a student, as a learner, and as a community-engaged partner in Los Angeles. Central to our work is also the ethic of social justice and how medical education research and pedagogy may alleviate long-standing health disparities in the communities we serve. We believe that our efforts in this partnership will also help us think through promising educational practices in nursing, dentistry, and other allied health professions.