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College of Medicine · Diversity Initiatives

The Office of Diversity Initiatives was established in 1995. The goals of the office are to:

· Create a climate of inclusion in which all individuals are welcomed and treated with dignity and respect and all individuals have the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their full potential.

· Enhance and expand the diversity of the student population in the College of Medicine.

· Encourage minority high school students along career paths that lead to the Medical Sciences.

· Advocate for a diverse group of residents, fellows and staff and encourage the recruitment of minority faculty.

Some of the Services offered by the Office of Diversity

· Advising is offered to pre-medical students and applicants regarding the admissions process and academic progress.

· Recruitment and retention of faculty and Staff of Color

Some of the Programs offered by the Office of Diversity in collaboration with the Office of Academic Enrichment

· Pre-Med Workshops offer the pre medical student an overview of medical school, an opportunity to meet faculty and students and to learn about the application, interview and selection processes.

· Pre-matriculation Program is a six-week summer program that helps reduce the number of students who encounter academic difficulties during their medical school education. All USF COM matriculants are eligible to apply.

· Peer Tutorial Program provides tutoring assistance for medical students and is overseen by the Office of Academic Enrichment.

· Scholarships are offered to eligible underrepresented minority students.

· Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is an organization that provides a support group for enrolled students and an outreach to prospective applicants.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Ted Williams, Ph.D.,
Associate Dean, Diversity Initiatives
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33612-4799

(813) 974-3609

email: williams@hsc.usf.edu


For questions or comments regarding this website, contact Lyette Pate, USF College of Medicine Office of Diversity Initiatives:




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