Students attend the White Coat ceremony.

Our policies reflect our commitment to excellence through diversity and inclusion and align with guidelines established by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Our medical school’s diversity policy articulates a definition that embraces race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability and veteran status.

In addition, we recognize other talents and attributes that can bring added value to the scholarly and learning environment, including life experiences, record of service, employment and socioeconomic status.

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:

  • African-Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans
  • individuals born and raised in rural or economically disadvantaged locales

Our school also recognizes that in certain disciplines, underrepresentation may also impact women, veterans and people with disabilities.

UB’s recruitment policy provides guidance for chairs and search committee members to ensure recruitment activities fulfill our obligation to conduct equal employment opportunity searches.

UB’s recruitment exceptions policy outlines the circumstances and procedures under which an appointment may be made based on an exception to the equal employment opportunity search.

UB’s discrimination and harassment policy includes definitions of discrimination and harassment as well as complaint procedures.