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We encourage applications from US citizens or permanent residents that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • can describe how their educational and socio-cultural experiences or geographic background can enhance the diversity and inclusion mission of the School of Medicine & Dentistry;
  • can describe their sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations in a way that directly contributes to the quality of the intellectual environment of the university;
  • hails from a financially disadvantaged background as self-reported on their application;
  • does not list English as their native language on their application;
  • is a first-generation graduate from a four-year college;
  • self-discloses in their application a disability defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Definitions can be found here.