UCLA Program Adds Latinos to Calif. Physician Workforce
Since 2006, at least 66 Latin American physicians have graduated from the UCLA International Medical Graduates Program, which aims to increase the number of Spanish-speaking physicians who have the cultural background to care for the state's increasing Latino population. Data released this year from the California Department of Finance show that Hispanics -- representing 39% of the state's population -- will become the dominant ethnic group in the state by the end of the year.Â
- "Latin American Doctors Fill U.S. Physician Shortages" (Ramirez, HealthyCal, 6/11).