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Giving to URI

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in supporting URI. URI promotes the increase of diversity in the field of medicine and we are proud of its incredible success.

“I loved my experience at URI and will be reaching out soon to see if there is any way I can come back and help the newer URI cohorts! Thank you to everyone!!!” – 2020 URI Graduate

    JT Huynh, Kristiana Jordan & Oliver Gueverra    Yensy Zetino    Gabby Shuman  

This past summer, the UCSF/Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Research Internship (URI) Program graduated its 14th cohort of URI students. UCSF/ Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Research Internship (URI) was created to build a supportive pathway for the underrepresented University of California, Berkeley to pursue careers in medicine. Annually, URI engages 16 interns in a meaningful summer research project, clinical shadowing at UCSF and Kaiser Oakland, didactics, leadership training, and extensive mentoring during the 8-week paid internship program. The program directors also offer mentoring through the medical school application process.

In 2021, the program was expanded to include two specific programs that doubled the number of students who could participate. The traditional program continued with the research internship, clinical shadowing, academic mentoring and didactics, with the addition of a didactic certificate program that included the didactic series and academic mentoring for an additional 16 students. The graduation surveys of summer 2021, indicated that the new program was full of impact on the new didactic certificate students! This expansion of URI, as well as the continuation of our traditional program, would not be possible without the support of our donors and volunteer time from many including the research mentors, for whom we are so grateful.

Over the last 13 years, we have provided a supportive pathway for over 170 students from the University of California, Berkeley, most of whom are first-generation to college and are from groups underrepresented in medicine. We are also proud that we are a safe haven for Dreamers in our program. Today, we have 30 URI alums enrolled in medical school, 17 in residency programs, 3 in fellowship programs, 2 in Nurse Practitioner graduate programs,1 in nursing school, and 8 MD and 3 NP URI alums in practice. Many of our URI alums have also earned their MPH (11), MPP (1)) and MEd (1) some while in medical school, and some on an independent track. We offer mentoring to URI alums for more than ten years.

We hope to continue our tradition of inspiring smart, motivated, diverse and dedicated young adults to pursue careers in the medical field. Will you help us achieve this goal? We hope you will consider donating in support of URI. A gift of any amount will contribute and impact URI’s mission.

To make a gift online, please click here. If you prefer to make a gift by check, please contact [email protected], 415-502-8389. Thank you again for your consideration and partnership in fostering the next generation of leaders in medicine!

We thank you! You are making a difference in whichever way you contribute to URI!

Sincerely,

Katherine Brown MD, MAS
HS Assistant Professor
UCSF Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of California at San Francisco
UCSF/Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Research Internship (URI), Co-Director
 
Jeanette Lager MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director of Medical Student Education
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF/Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Research Internship (URI), Co-Director
 
Odinakachukwu Ehie, MD, FASA
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia
Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco
Head of Clinical Skills
UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Program
Chair, California Society of Anesthesiologists Committee of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
UCSF/Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Research Internship (URI), Associate Co-Director
 
Josue Zapata MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Chief, Medical Service
San Francisco VA Medical Center
University of California, San Francisco | Department of Medicine
UCSF/Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Research Internship (URI), Associate Co-Director
 

Patricia Robertson MD
Associate Chief of Academic Affairs
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Inaugural and Sustaining Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
Co-founder & Honorary Co-Diector of UC/Kaiser Undergraduate Research Internship
University of California at San Francisco


Thank you to our 2021 Donors