It is the policy of the School of Medicine to seek to admit a diverse class, with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, cultural and economic background and life experience. The School believes a diverse student body provides a valuable educational experience that prepares its medical students for the real world of medical practice in a multicultural society. Strongly motivated students from educationally disadvantaged and historically underrepresented backgrounds are actively sought.
Within this framework, the School of Medicine seeks to admit a diverse cohort of students who demonstrate the requisite academic readiness and humanistic attributes to become competent, compassionate and culturally sensitive physicians. This selection process is guided by the principals of holistic review which incorporate a method of assessing an applicant’s qualifications by which balanced consideration is given to the collective preparatory experiences, personal attributes and academic metrics of each candidate. A candidate will not be denied admission on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Updated: May 27, 2015