California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP) is developing a statewide, coordinated pathway to produce a diverse physician workforce designed to increase health equity and decrease health disparities. It strives to break through systemic barriers and increase the preparation and competitiveness of Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine (UMiM) who begin their postsecondary education at a California Community College.
CMSP builds critical relationships among educational leaders, medical providers, elected officials, and other key stakeholders to support and sustain systemic improvements. In collaboration with partners from across the state, CMSP is working to increase the matriculation, retention, and graduation rates of UMiM students, from community college through medical school. By aiding underrepresented students throughout their career journeys, CMSP is creating a more equitable and inclusive healthcare field, accelerating better medical care for all.