Diversity Statement

Medical School Diversity Statement

The University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to excellence in fulfilling its mission. We uphold that an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect for the similarities and differences in our community fosters excellence, and that institutional diversity fuels the scholarly advancement of knowledge. An atmosphere where differences are valued leads to the training of a culturally competent healthcare workforce qualified to meet the needs of the varied populations we serve.

The Medical School, as part of the University of Minnesota, shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

The Medical School seeks to attain a diverse learning environment through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, and staff who are underrepresented in medicine and may also be underrepresented in Minnesota.

We strive especially to have our learning community better reflect the demographics of the state by increasing the representation of African-Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, Native Alaskans, Hmong, individuals from rural backgrounds, first generation college students, or those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.