Diversity

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Resources that promote an equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our UCSF Fresno community are essential to a welcoming and supportive campus life and culture of diversity.

Diversity at UCSF Fresno

UCSF Fresno was established in 1975 as a branch campus of the University of California, San Francisco to help address the severe shortage of physicians in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

The San Joaquin Valley is one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions in the state. In Fresno County alone, there are over 70 distinct ethnic groups.

To help meet the distinct health care needs of the Valley, UCSF Fresno is committed to providing and fostering an academic and working environment that embraces and supports the diverse characteristics, beliefs and affiliations of its faculty, staff and trainees. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Principles of Community.

Resources that promote an equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community are essential to a welcoming and supportive campus life and culture of diversity.

As part of UCSF, UCSF Fresno enjoys support from main campus’  Office of Diversity and Outreach, which provides robust information regarding events, programs, services and online resources.

At UCSF Fresno, the Diversity Committee meets monthly to discuss the status of diversity and inclusion at our campus and to continue developing resources that support, maintain and grow diversity within our UCSF Fresno community.

Suggestions and Resources When Discussing BLACK LIVES MATTER

 

  1. Take a collective breath/moment of silence
  2. Recognize that people may be experiencing grief and racial trauma, especially Black-identified folks (They are not okay, and their willingness to engage or be as “present” as before may differ from person to person
  3. Talking/Discussion: Pending on the group/mood people may want to process, or not. Be prepared to hold space. If you are unable to hold space, consider reaching out to the Office of Diversity & Outreach at LaMisha.Hill@ucsf.edu  for a facilitated training. 

 

4. Resources: Please refer Black-Identified members of UCSF to the BlackCaucus@ucsf.edu for community building; Please provide information on mental health services 

5.Tools for Allyship:

Resources To Center Black Community Needs

CONTACT

Lori Weichenthal, MD
Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education
lweichenthal@fresno.ucsf.edu