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Dr. Charles Vega is associate dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Charles P. Vega says diversity and cultural understanding in medical training is vital to serving our communities.

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Dr. Carol Major, assistant dean for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 Dr. Carol Major explains why diversity in healthcare matters.

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Students in UC Irvine School of Medicine's PRIME-LC program are emblematic of the university's drive to recruit and train a diverse group of medical students.ss of 2019 is welcomed at the UC Irvine School of Medicine's White Coat Ceremony in August 2015.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values that invigorate the UC Irvine School of Medicine's mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.

We are committed to recruiting, admitting and educating talented students — as well as hiring and promoting faculty and staff members — whose backgrounds reflect California’s rich ethnic and cultural diversity.

We embrace and celebrate differences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, military service, disability and socio-economic status because they inform our world view and that of our medical students.

Our commitment also includes the recruitment and retention of faculty and senior administrative staff who represent our diverse communities.