Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine holds diversity as a value at the very core of its educational, research, service and health care missions. The College recognizes that diversity embraces race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and disability.

We are committed to increasing the representation of women, ethnic minorities, and individuals who are members of groups underrepresented in medicine and science among our students, trainees, faculty and our leadership.

The College of Medicine is committed to developing programs that will promote the academic advancement and success of minority students, faculty and staff; weaving and enhancing cultural and diversity instruction in our curriculum; breaking down racial and ethnic stereotypes and promoting cross-cultural understanding; and promoting new areas of research and scholarship that involve multi-cultural issues.

The College's programs strive to enhance diversity and cultural competency in the health care workforce and to improve access to health care for under-served populations.

The College of Medicine diversity goals support the University culture in which diversity and academic excellence are seen as inter-dependent.