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UCI medical students learn how to make a healthy meal for an anti-inflammatory diet.

Cooking classes help UCI medical students become better doctors

UCI’s School of Medicine wants its graduates to know what a healthy meal is, but also how to actually prepare one. For a second year, the medical school is offering a regular course in culinary medicine — basically, cooking classes with a hefty dose of nutrition education.

Dr. David Kilgore and Dr. Emily Dow

Samueli Foundation funds integrative medicine initiative

Samueli Foundation grant funds the Department of Family Medicine's integrative medicine initiative at UCI Family Health Centers.

A medical humanities student's project on Ghana

Donor pledges $1 million for endowed chair in Medical Humanities

An anonymous donor pledges $1 million for an endowed chair in Medical Humanities.

Gilda Ngo, MD, UC Irvine Family Medicine Resident

Family medicine was her first choice

Gilda Ngo, MD, a UC Irvine Family Medicine resident, talks about what drew her to family medicine

Mar Blek and her father enjoy each other's company during a visit to UC Irvine SeniorHaalth Center.

A daughter turns to UC Irvine Health for help

At UC Irvine Health, Mary Blek and her father received the support and attention they needed when they visited the SeniorHealth Center.

photo of students, faculty and volunteers with dishes prepared at a Culinary Medicine Elective cooking workshop

Integrative Medicine Program Launches Culinary Medicine Initiative

UC Irvine medical students, patients and providers learn tasty and evidence-based ways to use food as medicine

Emily Dow, MD

Dedication to healing the underserved

"I chose medicine to serve the neediest and work in an area where I'd make the most impact," Dr. Emily Dow says.

Marco Angulo

Match Day

Marco Angulo, one of 104 medical students participating in Match Day, finds out he received his hoped-for residency in the family medicine program at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Charles Vega

A focus on involvement and caring

Dr. Charles Vega leads the effort to improve Latino healthcare at his Santa Ana clinic and across the nation