How we work
The Council sponsors and promotes events that contribute to cultural awareness among the School of Medicine community. One such recent event was The Road to Medicine: Dare to Dream, Dare to Succeed event presented by Dr. Wilfredo Torres. He spoke about his experience as a child refugee of El Salvador and he encouraged students from underrepresented backgrounds to look into careers in medicine.
In our bi-monthly meetings, the Council discusses opportunities on campus and in the community for special events, outreach and collaborations. The Council provides training resources for School of Medicine faculty and staff and remains active in participating in diversity studies. For example, the Council partnered with the Office of Faculty Development to sponsor Safe Zone training. This training provided School of Medicine community members awareness and sensitivity to LGBTQIA issues and tools to foster a supportive environment for students, faculty members and staff.