Policy 22: Diversity Policy
The Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) selects individuals for admission, employment or appointment on the basis of individual capability and potential for contribution to our mission. In creating a diverse and inclusive community we recognize the importance of spiritual practice, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military status, socio-economic status, gender and sexual orientation and identification but these criteria are not used in distinguishing among applicants, students, residents, staff, or faculty.
Diversity is a core value in pursuit of excellence in education, patient care and research. The demands of changing populations in the U.S. require initiatives to reflect those differences and create a culture that supports our mission. BSOM must recruit, retain, and advance the best faculty and learners to achieve its strategic goals to accomplish our tripartite goals. Our culture must enable all to reach their full potential. Women and people of color, however, remain under-represented both at BSOM and nationally. Our major emphasis is to advance women and African Americans in medicine and science, in order to advance BSOM itself.
To meet those objectives we will work toward the following four major goals:
- Publicize the school’s commitment to diversity.
- Achieve a body of students, faculty, staff and executive administrators reflective of our community.
- Offer educational opportunities in diversity education to all groups.
- Partner with other units and organizations in the university and community to support a climate of inclusion, respect and learning related to diversity.
The Boonshoft School of Medicine will dedicate time, effort and resources toward building a climate of openness, acceptance, and respect. Further, we will measure and monitor our success toward those goals as we strive to respond to societal needs.
Executive Committee BSOM
Revised and Adopted 10/12/2017