At the University of Missouri School of Medicine, we value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual plurality and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in teaching, research, and patient care.

We recognize that to achieve institutional excellence it is imperative to not only support a broadly diverse academic community but to embrace it and actively engage inclusiveness through education, opportunity and access, acknowledgement and support, organizational infrastructure, and community engagement.

As the academic health center responsible for educating tomorrow’s medical professionals for the State of Missouri, we will strive to actively recruit, retain, and advance the best faculty and learners to create a physician workforce capable of serving all Missourians.

The School of Medicine will work toward this goal by committing to the following:

  • Utilize the Inclusive Excellence Framework to guide the creation of initiatives.
  • Create a welcoming and engaging learning and work environment.
  • Acknowledge and reward talent, scholarship and merit in an environment that derives its strength from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Value the enrichment that experiences and perspectives provide to the practice and art of medicine.

The School of Medicine will actively monitor progress and modify priorities to fit the changing needs of our institution and the communities we serve.


Programs and Initiatives