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Our mission is to educate the next generation of physicians to be culturally and socially sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of fellow students, faculty, staff, and patients. By doing so, we believe that we will contribute to the elimination of health inequities locally and globally. First, we must recognize that diversity, social change, and equity must be addressed at multiple, interconnected levels. Therefore, we strive to strengthen and empower our faculty, staff, and students to develop and use their knowledge to serve and heal the world around them. As you continue to explore our website, we encourage you to get involved, lend your talents, and become part of the change that you wish to see!

Note: Applications for the HCOP Summit Scholars program are closed. Thank you for your continued interest.

Upcoming Featured Event

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Upcoming Events

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Art Walk
Birmingham's historic loft district


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EAB Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run
UAB Campus Green, 9th Ave S, Birmingham, AL, United States


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Spirit of Luke Outreach Service Project (Camden, AL)
1310 T L Threadgill Rd, Camden, AL 36726, USA


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UAB Faculty Senate Meeting
Finley Conference Center, Kaul Genetics Building, 705 South 20th St.


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A conversation with Dr. Levi Watkins

Welcome 

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Carlton Young, M.D.

Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Surgery Transplantation

  Welcome to the UASOM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA). We are delighted that you have taken time to visit. The UASOM and the ODMA are firmly committed to creating an environment that is not only contusive to student achievement, but also to fostering an environment where everyone feels welcomed. Our staff is committed to every student to ensure that their needs are met, and that their unique individuality can be supported. Without diversity, the UASOM cannot achieve its mission to train physicians who are compassionate and empathetic to all people. Our office doors are always open. We hope that this website will given you an good understanding of who we are as well as our mission. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.