Our view is that diversity makes us stronger and better prepared to serve a world that’s anything but uniform. We encourage students to take a wider view of the globe and their place in it. We work toward this goal in many ways, including:
Valuing Diversity in Admissions — We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications that values students with diverse or unique backgrounds to join our program.
Implementing an Inclusive, Multicultural Curriculum — Tomorrow’s healthcare professionals need to be prepared to serve a variety of populations. We help you understand the needs and perspectives of the diverse patients and professionals you will be working with.
Advancing Inclusion in Research — Our faculty and researchers pursue health care research through a patient-centered, inclusive lens. Our research approach spans from working to reduce health disparities to increasing health care access to under-served communities, and from fostering mentorships for underrepresented researchers to creating new scientific knowledge to improve the health of diverse populations.
Fostering Diverse Student Groups — To learn about the on-campus organizations devoted to support for racial, sexual, gender, and religious affiliations, visit our Student Life page.
A Perspective-Shifting Life Experience — While our curriculum and student body are diverse, so is the city of Madison. As a political and cultural capital, it’s a wonderful place to be exposed to different backgrounds, viewpoints, and lifestyles.