Identifying Support Systems for DACA Recipients and Undocumented Students as They Approach Residency - October 26

Medical students with DACA status often face unique challenges as they complete undergraduate medical education and prepare for residency due to the uncertainty of their immigration status, inability to access federal student aid funds and limited support networks. With the growing number of medical students with DACA status, medical schools need to develop effective approaches and models that are scalable to support these learners and continue to diversify the physician workforce. This webinar will explore the obstacles medical school DACA recipients and undocumented students face as they approach residency and begin graduate medical education. It will also highlight perspectives from graduate medical education professionals and program directors on logistical and policy/legal considerations when interviewing and selecting students with DACA status for residency positions. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Consider the hurdles facing medical students with DACA status as they begin residency application. 
  2. Identify logistical and legal considerations when interviewing students with DACA status for residency positions. 
  3. Explore and consider effective admissions and selection practices, funding approaches, and support models tailored to students with DACA status.

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Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs SOM Cntr, Healthy Communities
University of California Riverside

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C
The Fr. Michael I. English, SJ, Professor of Medical Ethics and Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy
Loyola University Chicago

I . Michael Leitman, MD, FACS
Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Diana Coffa, MD
Director, Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco

Jirayut New Latthivongskorn, MD, MPH, PGY-1
UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Co-founder of Pre-Health Dreamers

Brett Roude
Legislative Analyst, AAMC

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