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Diversity and Inclusion


UC Irvine is committed to ensuring that our medical student, resident and faculty workforce can meet the needs of our diverse patient population in Orange County. The UC Irvine department of emergency medicine promotes and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of our institution.

UCI Emergency Medicine Inclusive Excellence

UCI Emergency Medicine values and strives to enhance diversity and inclusion in our learning environment. Our goals are to:

  • Create strong mentorship relationships from the medical student to faculty level that will lead to a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment.
  • Provide world class patient care grounded in cultural humility.
  • Serve the indigent population of Orange County through community engagement efforts.

Through our mentorship and pipeline initiatives, we strive to recruit and support a diverse set of healthcare professionals and bring up the next generation of leaders in emergency medicine.

Our residency program participates in outreach activities including:

  • Mentorship within the UCI PRIME LC program
  • UCI Open Medical School
  • Attending and presenting at regional and national SNMA, LMSA and AAEM conferences

LGTBQ Support

The UCI Department of Emergency Medicine supports our LGBT patients, faculty, trainees and staff. Our residency program addresses LGBTQ health issues in our weekly didactic teaching with past sessions including transgender health and health disparities in the LGBTQ community.

We welcome LGBTQ applicants to join our UCI family! UCI and UCI Medical Center offer extensive support and resources that include:

  • LGBTQ  Monthly Meetings for Residents and Fellows
  • UCI LGBT Resource Center
  • UCI LGBTQ Mentoring Program

Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship

The UCI Emergency Medicine Residency Program is pleased to offer Diversity Visiting Student Scholarships for visiting students to our Emergency Medicine clerkship. We will offer two $1000 scholarships for travel-related costs associated with attending the clerkship. Through the application, students should demonstrate how their background and experience help to promote an environment of inclusive excellence at our residency program. See UC Diversity Statement.

Students should apply to our Advanced Emergency Medicine 630D through the VSLO/VSAS website and submit the Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship Application.