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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell places great emphasis on promoting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of a diverse student body.  Future physicians of this country need to reflect the growing diversity of our surrounding communities and our country at large. We recognize that a diverse student body lends itself to a richer academic environment and ultimately allows us to achieve our goal of excellence in medical education and health care.

Diversity in health care will help to address the many health disparities witnessed in underserved and minority communities.  Diversity is not merely an end goal however, but a means to achieving core educational goals as defined by our medical school.  Diversity serves as a driver of educational excellence and a mechanism for graduating physicians that contribute to health care equity for all and is consistent with our institutional mission and values.  We strive to create an inclusive environment that welcomes all students and encourages exchanges of ideas, perspectives, and life experiences that will enhance the educational experience.  We are committed to fostering a partnership with our communities so that we can understand their cultures and the ways in which they view health care.  This engagement will facilitate the delivery of excellent, culturally-competent, patient- and family-centered health care.

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