Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect through understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing individual differences. Differences may be the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies.
The exploration of these differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment and celebrating the rich dimensions contained within each individual is what diversity is all about. Diversity is about a commitment to recognize and appreciate the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique. We strive for an atmosphere that promotes individual and collective achievement.
We celebrate and learn from diversity and we value individual differences. Diversity is central to our academic school of medicine mission and serves as a driver of program excellence.
We continue to promote an inclusive environment by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds and perspectives which include, but are not limited to: