Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We are committed to the recruitment and retention of residents and faculty from populations underrepresented in medicine. By building a diverse resident community, we aim to build a mental health workforce that reflects and responds to the needs of our city, county, and state population. Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind training grounds for resident physicians, and UCLA boasts an abundance of resources for those interested in cultural psychiatry and health-disparities.
- Los Angeles County has the largest minority population in the country
- 72% of LA County residents self-identify as an ethnic minority
- World culture abounds, with ethnic enclaves ranging from Little Ethiopia to Japantown
- 56% of LA County residents speak a language other than English at home
- Primary languages include Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Armenian, Vietnamese, Farsi, Japanese, Russian, and more.
- LA County has a rich history of advocacy, coalition building and grass roots organizing for the promotion of intersectional justice.