Our Diverse Community

One of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland greatest strengths as a training program lies in the diverse patient population we serve. Our patients reflect the multicultural and socioeconomic diversity of the Bay Area’s over seven million residents. Over 40 different languages are spoken by families with children entering kindergarten in the city of Oakland.

Our program provides exposure to many different cultural beliefs and health practices, and our longitudinal cultural humility curriculum is woven throughout the entire training. Our large population of recent immigrants from developing countries creates the continual challenge of learning new ways of communicating and diagnosing less common diseases.