(CAMP partners with the following programs – we do not facilitate the initiatives. Please contact the departments directly with any questions.)
Leadership Education To Advance Diversity–African, Black And Caribbean (LEAD-ABC)
Leadership Education to Advance Diversity–African, Black and Caribbean (LEAD-ABC) is a new UCI School of Medicine program aimed at producing future physicians who are committed to serving African, black and Caribbean communities in California, the United States and beyond.
LEAD-ABC, which will accept its first students in 2019, is the first medical school program of its kind in the nation to address the unique health needs of black, African and Caribbean islander communities. This four-year physician training program offers an optional fifth year to allow the medical student to obtain a master’s degree in business, public health or biomedical and translational science.
In its inaugural year, LEAD-ABC will offer two full scholarships to cover tuition and fees for the medical degree, as well as tuition and fees for a master’s program at UCI.
Founded by Dr. Carol Major, assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Dr. Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, vice dean for Medical Education, this program is driven by the following:
- Vision: LEAD-ABC will develop the next generation of physician leaders who are committed to public service, social justice and advocacy within these communities.
- Mission: The mission of LEAD-ABC is to train and support students in medicine as they become medical professionals who will work to reduce healthcare disparities in these communities.
For more information, please contact LEAD-ABC at:
UCI School of Medicine
Medical Education Building
836 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Carol Major)
Program In Medical Education For The Latino Community (PRIME-LC)
The Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) is a five-year MD/Master’s program that is committed to training physicians to meet the needs of under-resourced Latino communities. You do NOT need to be Latino to apply for PRIME-LC. However, basic Spanish is a requirement, given the curriculum and target patient population.
Each year, PRIME-LC admits about 12 Spanish-speaking students who go on to practice in a wide array of medical specialties.
Established by the UC Irvine School of Medicine in 2003, PRIME-LC offers an enhanced medical school curriculum that includes coursework emphasizing leadership, advocacy and service. The program includes coursework from the School of Social Sciences and the School of Medicine, experiential learning opportunities throughout California, an international clinical rotation, as well as completion of a master’s degree.
Education for the PRIME-LC program starts one month before the traditional medical school curriculum. The goals of this program are to expose students to health conditions in California’s Latino communities and to engage them on their path toward becoming physician leaders and advocates for the Latino community.
Tuition, fees, and travel costs are covered by the program.
Immersion program experiences include:
- PRIME-LC students visit the state capitol in Sacramento to advocate for improving healthcare disparities
- Visit the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about immigration politics and regulation
- Learn about rural healthcare by interviewing migrant farmworkers as well as shadowing physicians at rural clinics in the Central Valley.
For more information, please contact PRIME-LC at:
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Medical Education Building, 836
836 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697-4089
UCI CalTeach is a program for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors interested in exploring a career in education. Through our coursework, students learn teaching skills and practice these methods in local K-12 classrooms. CalTeach offers a unique opportunity for students to complete both a bachelor’s degree and a California teaching credential in just four years! UCI CalTeach is jointly sponsored by the Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Education.
If you are a prospective student, please use the links below to learn more about CalTeach.
If you are interested, follow these next steps:
1. Attend a CalTeach event that can be found on their “Events Page”
2. Learn more by browsing their website
3. Schedule an appointment with their counselor, Chelsea Barilli, at email@example.com
4. Enroll in PS 5/BS 14
5. Connect with other students in the CalTeach Resource & Advising Center
For more information, schedule an appointment or contact CalTeach:
137 Bison Modular
Irvine, CA 92697-5506