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Diversity & Inclusion at the UVM College of Medicine
Message from the Deans
Our commitment to diversity at the UVM College of Medicine runs deep. We know that in today's society, our future physicians need a level of cultural competence that literally spans the globe. That's why we've developed clinical partnerships that give students the opportunity to work with diverse populations and train with faculty and staff who have a variety of experience.
We also place a priority on recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. In combination with an admissions process that strives to ensure access to medical education for a pool of applicants with a range of backgrounds and experiences, the UVM College of Medicine is in a position to provide a leading-edge medical education to students who understand and respect the significance of diversity and its many facets. In keeping with these values, our goal is to develop, by 2017, an academic community of faculty, staff, and students that is more diverse than the state of Vermont.
We believe that diversity leads to excellence and is an asset in teaching, research and patient care. These values have implications for our students as they go on to practice: Fostering a community of scholars and clinicians from different backgrounds provides the richest set of viewpoints for decision-making in health care. Our students graduate as culturally competent medical professionals ready for the challenges and rewards of our global society. - Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., Dean.
The College of Medicine's commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident in the programs and partnerships it supports.
The Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion makes recommendations to the Dean, identifies priorities, and reports on the progress the College has made in achieving its goals. With this framework as a foundation, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with community agencies and offices across the College to make these goals and ideas a reality.
From public health projects that serve local communities, to scholarship and outreach programs that reach students from diverse areas, to a holistic admissions process that considers a breadth of experience, the College deploys its resources to support a diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Our community and our graduates reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion. - Margaret Tandoh, M.D., Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
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