6% is not enough.

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Did you know that only 6% of physicians are Latino or Latina in the United States, despite the country being made up of 19% Latino?  California has an even higher Latino population reaching 39% with further increases projected to 50% by the year 2050. There are significant health care barriers, inequalities, and poorer outcomes in the Latino/Hispanic population. Having Latinos better represented in medicine is necessary for our communities and for the future of medicine in the United States.

 

Help us create awareness of the need for more Latino and Latina Doctors by helping us celebrate National Latino/a Physician Day (NLPD) across the country on October 1st

Send this letter to your institution about NLPD!
 

Necesitamos más

NLPD was initiated by concerned Latino and Latina doctors worried about the future of medicine in the United States for our diverse patient populations.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Action Items

  • Design and wear a T-shirt! Create awareness by  buying or creating a T-shirt for your organization and local community.

  • Share information about NLPD! Share this website with all your friends that are Latino/a physicians or surgeons, allies, and share with your hospital/group. Share the above PDF letter to your institution.

  • Post on social media! Create awareness about the day! Post a selfie or photo of you and your friends/family! Post a video about why this date is important to you! Tag others that you think would be interested, please include us and we will also promote. Us the hashtags: #nationallatinophysicianday #nationallatinaphysicianday

  • Celebrate on October 1st! Celebrate by creating a local event/gathering, involve your local media outlets, create a news release about your event, involve marketing, and post on social media.

  • Join our Mailing List! Get the latest information about upcoming events and stay up to date.

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NATIONAL EVENTS!

California

 

 Stanford Latino Faculty Advocacy Meetings (Latino FAM)

  • Sponsor/email: Cesar Padilla, MD

UC Davis

  • Sponsor: UC Davis LMSA Kick-Off NLPD

  • Media: UC Davis

  • Location/Date: October 1st, 11AM - 1PM, Med Ed LH 1222

 

Alta Med

  • Sponsor Alta Med, Ilan Sharpiro, MD, Marco Angulo, MD

  • Location/Date: October 1st, 9:00-9:30AM media, 9:45 - 11:00 panel

    • 2040 Camfield, Los Angeles, 90040

 

Minority Virtual Physician Society

  • Sponsor: Tisha Rowe, MD

  • Collaboration with City of Jurupa Valley

  • Walk with a doc with medical students from UCR and Western.

 

Southern California Kaiser Permanente 

  • Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente, Antonio Conte, Antonio Conte, MD

  • Location/Date: 

    • Kaiser Permanente East LA Medical Clinic on September 17th at the "Super Saturday" event

 

National Latinx Physician Day Convivio

 

UCSF: 

  • UCSF Diversity Digest

 

Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency

  • TBD, Residency

 

 

Illinois 

 

MOLA Chicago

  • Oscar Zambrano, Benito Ibarra

  • Location/Date: Various hospitals (Advocate Aurora Health) across Chicago

  • October 3rd, Symposium October 8th, Resident T-shirts

 

Chicago Medical School

  • Sponsor: Juan Medina-Echeverria, MS

  • LMSA event

  • Chicago Medical School

 

 

New Mexico

 

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • LMSA, Vanessa Escolero, OMS2

Texas

 

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • LMSA Southwest Regional event

  • Owen Saenz Correa, OMS2

  • Location/Date: TCOM on October 1st

 

Utah

 

  • LMSA event

  • Rocky Vista University

  • Sponsor: Richard Jimenez

  • Location/Date: Monday, October 3rd (wear a white T-shirt)

 

Washington

 

University of Washington

  • Thais Calderon and Dr. Elina Quiroga

  • Location/Date: UW Surgery Dinner on October 1st

 

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CONTACT

We need this day to celebrate and to highlight the fact that we need more Latino doctors! Help us make a difference for our community.

Email us at:

nationallatinoaphysicianday@gmail.com

Michael G. Galvez, MD FACS

michaelgalvez@gmail.com

Cesar R. Padilla, MD

cesarraudelpadilla@gmail.com

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