University of South Alabama

Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence

Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine has proudly educated 2,300 physicians - one-third of the area's doctors!

University Diversity Statement

"The University recognizes and values the contributions made by African-American and other under-represented populations and desires to make the University an even more attractive and inclusive place for people of all races, ethnicities, faiths and cultures to study and work in a supportive, diverse community." (USA Strategic Plan for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, December 2007, page 4)

College of Medicine Mission Statement

"Our mission is to educate and train outstanding physicians and scientists who possess humanitarian attitudes, critical thinking, and technical skills, as well as multi-cultural competence. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty and staff, provision of the highest quality healthcare for the citizens of Alabama and the Central Gulf Coast region, professional development of integrity, as well as inquiry and research."

Our Core Values Support the College of Medicine Mission

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cultural Awareness, Understanding, Mutual Respect and Appreciation
  • Global Teaching, Learning and Research
  • Community Outreach and Collaboration

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine is accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education.

 

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