Increasing Racial/Ethnic Diversity in California Medical Schools

California’s Proposition 209 prohibits the use of affirmative action – the practice of considering an individuals’ race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin – in public education, employment, and contracting. While there has some been some recovery of losses in Latinx and Black/African American matriculants to higher education – including health professions education – over the last 30 years, progress has been limited. Researchers offer several recommendations for key investments to increase racial/ethnic diversity in California medical schools.