The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports HWCOM’s education, healthcare, service, and research missions by promoting programs and services designed to enhance the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. Through its efforts, the Office also promotes cultural competence and a greater awareness, understanding, and respect for our cultural similarities and differences. To achieve HWCOM’s mission, the Office has established the following goals:
- Enhance the diversity of the faculty, staff and student body
- Create and evaluate diversity initiatives
- Develop educational and training sessions for faculty, staff and students to ensure cultural competency
- Engage the community to increase diversity in the health care profession
HWCOM Diversity Statement
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine considers diversity an integral part of the entire academic enterprise. Blending of different life and cultural experiences is of prime importance in the selection of faculty and staff and in the selection of medical students and the education of future physicians. HWCOM seeks to foster a broad and diverse community of faculty, staff, and students to enrich the educational environment and expand the knowledge base for our students. This statement is consistent with the diversity policy of Florida International University The value of this diversity emphasis for HWCOM educational programs and staffing will be realized by the production of culturally competent physicians who can serve South Florida's diverse population.