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Mission & Overview

The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine Hispanic Center of Excellence (UCSD SOM HCOE) supports the development of scientific knowledge
and research skills of Hispanic students so that they may successfully complete their course of study and thereby increase the number of Hispanic health professionals serving our communities and the number of Hispanic faculty in health professions schools.

Emphasis is placed in development of faculty by establishing a pipeline of qualified under-represented minority health professions students. The pipeline begins at least 10 years before a student enters medical school.

Hispanic students accepted for enrollment in the medical school complete a four or five year curriculum that includes faculty supervised experiences in basic science, public health, and behavioral or clinical research. These experiences are designed to enhance the student's critical thinking skills and increase their ability to later compete for positions in academic settings.

Student retention activities such as tutorials, counseling, and preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) are provided by programs within the medical school.

The HCOE medical student's research experiences include preparation, publication, poster and workshop presentations of research papers.

Partial funding provided by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Professions Diversity

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