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As part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, the UAB Department of Surgery, believes that a diverse community of faculty and learners is essential to fulfilling our mission and vision. Including individuals with diverse perspectives and experience enriches the educational experience for all learners, allows us to more effectively address health care inequities and improves the quality of our scholarship and clinical care.

Department Goals


Cultivate a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness where talents and differences of all employees are respected and valued.


Demonstrate leadership accountability regarding diversity and inclusion by measuring results, requiring accountability, refining approaches and institutionalizing a culture of inclusion.


Increase both race and gender faculty diversity by recruiting and hiring from a diverse, qualified group of potential applicants.


Create a pipeline for future diversity in faculty recruitment by establishing our residency and fellowship training programs as hubs for diversity and career development pathways.