Hispanic Center of Excellence

About the Hispanic Center


The mission of the Hispanic Center of Excellence is to increase the capacity of College of Medicine to admit and graduate a greater number of Latino physicians; to promote the recruitment and development of Latino and other minority faculty; to foster faculty and student research on minority health issues; and to expand curricular opportunities that address the health care needs of underserved minority communities.


  • Increase the admissions of Latino students at the UIC-College of Medicine
  • Provide Latino students research opportunities on Latino health related issue
  • Introduce and expose students to Latino medical health issues and needs
  • Enhance Latino student performance in medical education

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