Men of Color in California’s Health Professions Education Programs


Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman, Catherine Dower

Oct 2010

It has long been known that certain ethnic and racial groups are underrepresented in the health professions. We looked specifically at participation rates of men of color in health professions education programs in California and found that the representation of African American and Latino men is significantly below what would be expected based on population rates. Representation in some professions has declined over time. We identify research and programmatic implications for policy, education and community leaders seeking to improve the situation.