FINAL LGBTQDiversity is integral to inclusive excellence. At the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, we are committed to creating a department that can serve as a model for inclusion, fairness, civility, and mutual respect.

As part of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences believes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and residents is essential to fulfilling our vision and mission. Including individuals with diverse perspectives and experiences enriches the educational experience for everyone, allowing us to more effectively address health care inequalities while improving the quality of our scholarship and clinical care.

We believe that diversity is defined broadly to include a full range of human difference and experiences: race, gender, ethnicity, age, culture, national origin, religious beliefs, physical abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, lifestyle preference, and political conviction.

We desire to create a culture that enables each person to achieve their full potential. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, and we strive to create welcoming and respectful environments that promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.