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Diversity is one of RVU’s Core Values and students continually strive to become more socially conscious physicians in a world made up of diverse populations.

“In today’s society—which is more divided than ever before—it is crucial to…showcase our diversity. When we understand each other’s differences and perspectives, we can move towards tolerance and inclusion.” Gurpreet Kaur, OMS III



Presidential Message | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Update

November 13, 2020

Presidential Message | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Update Dear RVU Family,  I am pleased to announce the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force (DEITF) has been selected. Team Chairs have been appointed to lead the four task force designations – Community, Climate, Curriculum and Communication. Teams are composed of employees from both campuses as well as students from all programs.  During the next 90 days the teams will engage in a process to help RVU strengthen its foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusion.   This is valuable work and the four teams have much to accomplish in a compressed time-frame.  […]

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Presidential Message | Jewish High Holy Days

September 18, 2020

Presidential Message | Jewish High Holy Days [September 18, 2020] Dear RVU Family, As part of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at RVU, we are seeking to increase our understanding of other cultures and religions by providing information regarding their major holidays. By learning about perspectives different from our own, we can strive to increase understanding, reduce prejudices and biases, and further open our hearts and minds to cultures different from our own. The first of our series is the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur written by Brian Schwartz, PhD, our Director of Library […]

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Presidential Message | Continued Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

August 28, 2020

Presidential Message | Continued Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion [August 28, 2020] Dear RVU Family, The unrest across our nation continues.  Many segments of the Country are crying for respect, safety, and opportunity for every American.  The violence initiated by individuals and groups trying to steal the message of peaceful protest continue to test our resilience and sense of hope.  This week, unprecedented action by professional sports teams and athletes, further moved our collective consciousness. Hearing their concerns as to, “what can be done,” compelled me to reach out to the RVU Community to assure you of our continued focus on […]

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