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Saturday, May 1, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Hosted via Zoom
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The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is proud to announce the 3rd annual Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Residency Open House, held virtually this year. As an institution, it is our mission to promote inclusive excellence by recruiting and supporting a wide array of physicians who are able to serve a diverse patient population and enable our local community to thrive.

This virtual event will provide a comprehensive look into our Graduate Medical Education experience through direct interactions with professionals from throughout our campus community. This event is specifically designed for medical students seeking to begin residency in June/July 2022. Medical students who come from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline for registration is 11:59 p.m. (PT), April 17, 2021.

Highlights include:

Open House Speakers

Open House Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Michael J. Stamos, MD

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Opportunities at UC Irvine and Life in Orange County
Deena McRae, MD | Xavier Hernandez, PhD

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.

Virtual Tour of UCI Medical Center

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

How to Have a Stellar Application, Smooth Interview Season and Successful Match
Megan Osborn, MD | Candice Taylor Lucas, MD

10:10 – 10:40 a.m.

Resident Panel

10:40 – 10:50 a.m.


10:50 – 11:30 a.m.

Program Director Panel

11:30 – 11:55 a.m.

Break Out Rooms
Small group discussions with Program Directors and Chief Residents in your specialty of interest

11:55 – 12:00 p.m.

Evaluations & Conclusion


Who can attend?

This program is open to current medical students from LCME- and AOA-accredited institutions. More specifically, this event is designed for 3rd year medical students who will be applying to residency programs for a June/July 2022 start date. Those who come from or have experience serving underrepresented and disadvantaged populations are especially encouraged to attend.

How do I register?

Please complete the RSVP form by April 17, 2021. As part of your application process, you will be asked to submit the following:

What is expected from attendees?

All attendees are responsible for procuring their own Zoom accounts and devices to use the app.

It is our goal to provide attendees the time and space to interact with the various representatives of the UCI Medical Center community to accurately inform their questions and concerns about the UCI residency experience. Attendees will be expected to uphold standards of professional courtesy and interact with others using the appropriate channels provided by the event organizers.

It is our absolute hope that this experience will encourage attendees to apply for residency at UCI School of Medicine. However, attendance at this event is for informational and educational purposes only. Attendance at the Residency Open House does not constitute any formal application for employment on behalf of the attendees, nor does it imply or guarantee any employment offers on behalf of the University of California, Irvine.

How much will this event cost?

The Virtual Residency Open House event is free.

I’m unsure of my schedule on May 1.

Only those students who RSVP by the April 17 deadline will be granted access to this event. If you are unsure of your schedule, we recommend that you bookmark this web page and complete the RSVP form when you are ready and before the deadline.

I have an additional question or concern.

For additional inquiries, contact Xavier Hernandez, PhD, Diversity Education Officer for the UCI Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at

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