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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 | 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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A Message from the President – Recent Tragic Events

June 5, 2020

Presidential Message | Recent Tragic Events [June 05, 2020] Dear RVU Community, Recent tragic events have reinforced that racism is still an ugly reality in our country. We grieve over the senseless death of George Floyd and all whose lives have been cut short only because of the color of their skin. As members of a healthcare university, we have seen how racism and inequality are manifested and compounded as significant healthcare disparities for people of color through low quality and limited access to healthcare services. This has been made even more apparent in the disproportionate effect of the coronavirus […]

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