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The Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. We believe diversity and inclusion are driving forces and indicators of excellence and innovation in academic medicine. The purpose of our office is to create programs and an environment that will promote the development and success of our diverse students, faculty, and staff. 


  • Support and promote diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Create a health workforce of physicians and scientists capable of delivering high quality, equitable health care to all Americans and capable of eliminating health disparities, in not only our local communities, but globally as well.
  • Create programs and policies to ensure not only the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity, but also the cognitive diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. Diversity goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes factors such as gender, educational background, individual achievement, research experience, non-traditional academic backgrounds, socioeconomic disadvantage, and other life adversity.

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Last Modified 6/29/20