School of Medicine Diversity

School of Medicine Diversity

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SOM Mission Statement:

" To be a vital component in the University of Louisville's quest to become a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university , to excel in the education of physicians and scientists for careers in teaching, research, patient care and community service, and to bring the fundamental discoveries of our basic and clinical scientists to the bedside."

Vision Statement:

The School of Medicine (SOM) will provide an excellent educational and work environment that fosters understanding of, respect for and acceptance of the cultural differences necessary for an enlightened and educated citizenry whose purpose is to eliminate health inequities in our country. We recognize diversity as relating to race, gender, socioeconomic class, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, and disabilities of the individuals on our campus.

The University of Louisville's School of Medicine Diversity Plan has a strategic plan to actively welcome all to a center of learning that embraces the diversity of ideas, cultures, and people.

The SOM will embrace all constituencies (faculty, administrators, staff, students) to provide an excellent educational environment that is welcoming and respectful of diverse ideas, cultures and people.

University of Louisville School of Medicine Diversity Plan: The School of Medicine Diversity Plan consists of a set of strategies and actions in support of the University of Louisville's Diversity Plan. It consists of a set of four appendices that outline various action plan items. To view the Plan, click here: "SOM Diversity Strategies/Action Plan.doc"

The University of Louisville Diversity Plan Scorecard is intended to reflect the diverse populations of our campus as it relates to students, Faculty (both Tenured and Non Tenured), Professional Non-Faculty -new hires, and Employees. Perspectives include: Enrollment, Retention, Degrees Conferred/Graduation Rates, Workforce Diversity, Unit Climate, and Additional Diversity Goals. Click here to view the Diversity Plan Scorecard: "Diversity Plan Scorecard.doc"