On Thursday, June 24, 2021, the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators marked its 20-year anniversary through a virtual meeting, which included a panel discussion looking back at the history of the Academy, in addition to a look toward the future with a presentation from the task force charged with shaping the priorities and direction of the Academy for the next several years.
This summer marks the 23rd year of the Post Baccalaureate Program, a long-standing program designed to increase diversity of the physician workforce.
Graduating during a year rocked by a pandemic and social inequity, UCSF School of Medicine’s class of 2021 is ready to make a difference in their communities and advocate for equality and justice in the health care system. More than one-third of the class of 2021 are from groups that are underrepresented in medicine, 27 percent are the first in their families to earn a college diploma, and they speak more than a dozen languages.
The 2021 Inquiry Symposium, which was held virtually on May 5, highlighted medical students’ culminating research projects.
“The events of 2021 underscore the critical role of research and scholarship and how it contributes to advancing health worldwide,” said Director of the Inquiry Curriculum Rita Redberg, MD. “From addressing systemic racism in medicine to pushing forward biomedical vaccine discoveries, we are so pleased to congratulate each student and mentor today on their special contributions.”