The vision of the Office of Student Diversity and Enrichment (OSDE) is to encourage and promote an environment at the USF College of Medicine that welcomes and embraces diversity in the student body. We diligently ensure that all students feel supported and accepted in order to optimize their educational experience. USFCOM defines diversity not solely limited to race and ethnicity, but also encompass talents, life skills and special attributes.
OSDE's commitment to diversity extends to:
- Enlarging the pool of qualified under-represented minorities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing medicine as a career.
- Supporting the holistic review processes by which each applicant's experiences, accomplishments, personal qualities and potential to enhance the learning environment.
- Retaining admitted minority and disadvantaged medical students through the provision of support services.
- Coordinating diversity in medical education activities involving USFCOM faculty, staff and students.
A diverse student body is a legitimate goal of medical education. In accordance with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), USFCOM believes that aspiring future physicians will be best prepared for medical practice in a diverse society if they learn in an environment characterized by, and supportive of diversity and inclusion. As a member of the Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), USFCOM is guided by the (LCME) Standards on Diversity. To view the Standards click here!
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