Our office coordinates efforts, implements policies and develops programs to attract, integrate and engage a diverse community of faculty, residents, students, staff and health care professionals.
Diversity: A core value that embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect and multiple perspectives, and serves as a catalyst for change.
Inclusion: A core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, education, policy and practice.
Health Equity: This is achieved when everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstances.
Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Our school uses the term “underrepresented in medicine” and endorses the AAMC recommendation that medical schools shift from a national perspective to a regional or local perspective to define underrepresentation.
Our school defines those underrepresented in medicine to include:
Our school also recognizes that in certain disciplines, underrepresentation may also impact women, veterans and people with disabilities.