Jun 12, 2012
California Wellness Foundation honors medical educator as champion of diversity
The California Wellness Foundation has selected Lawrence "Hy" Doyle
of the David Geffen School of Medicine as one of its three 2012 Champions of Health Professions Diversity being honored for their successful efforts to improve the health and wellness of California's most underserved communities.
For more than three decades, Doyle has used his expertise in developing student test-taking abilities and learning skills to increase diversity in California's medical schools and to improve opportunities for disadvantaged students. He is currently the executive director of the Program in Medical Education (PRIME) at the Geffen School of Medicine. It offers a five-year dual degree program for medical students which supports the development of leadership skills for medical students who plan on working in medically underserved communities. Doyle also provides guidance to disadvantaged students through UCLA's Summer Medical and Dental Program and the UCLA Hispanic Center of Excellence.
In recognition of their efforts to mentor and inspire students, increase access to higher education and better serve the health and well-being of California's underserved and disadvantaged communities, each honoree will receive a cash award of $25,000.