Latino Faculty Advocacy Meetings

About LFAM

We propose to create a centralized network of Latino faculty at Stanford School of Medicine (SOM) and Stanford Healthcare called Latino/a Faculty Alliance Meetings (LFAM). Faculty from diverse professional backgrounds will coordinate and centralize efforts relating to the Latino patient population while creating a support network for Latino faculty and students across Stanford University and Healthcare systems. stems.

Our mission is to highlight the urgency relating to Latino health disparities as it pertains to the lack of Latino representation in medicine. Although 40% of California’s population identifies as Latino, only 6% of California doctors are Latino. Furthermore, healthcare disparities in the Latino community have been widely recognized with Latino’s suffering worse healthcare outcomes as it relates to cancer, preventable diseases, COVID, and obstetric- related morbidity to name a few conditions.

In accordance with the Accreditation for Colleges in Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), physician workforce diversity is associated with a reduction in healthcare disparities and therefore remains a central strategy in reducing disparities.

In line with the ACGME, LFAM also supports initiatives relating to the creation of a diverse physician workforce, representative and reflective of surrounding communities, as a strategy for reducing disparities related to the Latino population. L.F.A.M. hopes to work with Stanford School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals to highlight the urgent need for Latino physician representation.

As a leading academic center, we feel that Stanford School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals are instrumental in highlighting the urgency in the lack of Latino representation given California’s rapidly growing Latino population.
Dr. Cesar Padilla


We would love your support for our initiative to create more awareness for the need of more Latino/a Physicians in the United States.

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 our population. Having Latinos better represented in medicine is necessary for our communities and for the future of medicine in the U.S.

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

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