UCLA Medical School’s drive to graduate Latino doctors
The UCLA Medical School started the IMG program which seeks to address the linguistic and cultural barriers that stand between most U.S. doctors and their Latino patients. (Courtesy of UCLA International Medical Graduates)
What do you do when your state has a 39 percent Latino population but Latino physicians are only 5 percent of doctors?
Very interesting, I haven’t explored the program too much but I know a few Latin@’s at UCLA’s medical school. I have the opportunity to go to medical school but I’d rather attend graduate school (I once had the pleasure to listen to Jasper Rine rant against MD/PhD programs.) That decision is personal but my collegiate Latin@ network is dominated by those of us in the medical field. With that said, we need more doctors.