Diversity & Inclusion
Our programs foster a culture and climate that demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions is dedicated to educating diverse students. We believe diverse students add different viewpoints, which creates a robust learning and clinical environment for both the learners and faculty educators. It is our goal to cultivate a learning community where similarities and differences of individuals are valued so that all students can reach their academic potential. Our programs are committed to achieving superior outcomes in student retention and graduation rates. We aim to contribute to a diverse health professions workforce to meet the demands of the rapidly changing health care environment and shifting patient demographics.
Through collaboration with the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, we have been able to foster a culture and climate that demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion through the support of intellectual development and community engagement.
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Our mentorship efforts are grounded in supporting and empowering our students to reach their full academic potential.
- First Gen Program
Our first-generation program is for students who are the first members in their family to attend college. The program offers support to acquire skillsets to aid to their success, grow networks, and build community.
- Offline and Dine
School of Health Profession students gather once a month to connect in an informal setting to recharge their batteries, enjoy a meal together, and engage in fun activities.
- Community Outreach
Community service empowers our students with responsibility, engages their compassion, and allows them the opportunity to affect the lives of others in a positive manner.
Each program offers some scholarship support to qualifying students, please contact your program of interest for further details.
A Message from the School of Health Professions Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Affairs
The School of Health Professions is committed to supporting a diverse and equitable learning and working environment that respects and values human dignity. It is our desire that all health profession students feel supported regardless of their racial or ethnic background, gender, religion, age, socioeconomic status, disability, or sexual orientation.
We are devoted to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence in which diversity can thrive for all members of our academic community. We are continuing to develop strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff from varying backgrounds, experiences, and areas of expertise. We believe bringing together educators and students from diverse backgrounds will position us to train the next generation of culturally sensitive health professionals who are prepared to care for an increasingly diverse society.
Additional campus wide programs, events, initiatives, and resources can be found through UT Southwestern’s Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion.