A diverse health care team brings a range of experiences, perspectives, and innovations to deliver the highest quality health care. Every year, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science enrolls more than 4,000 learners from around the nation representing the breadth and depth of diversity that is prevalent in our patient base and in the communities we serve.
The Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OEDEI) staff facilitate new and ongoing diversity initiatives. The office advances diversity across Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science by working in concert with its schools and programs, as well as with community-based organizations.
Our goal is to help attract and retain individuals of diverse backgrounds who have a commitment to medicine, patient care, and service.
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A climate that nurtures and supports the contributions of every individual is essential to success in patient care, education, and research. At Mayo Clinic, we strive to maintain and further develop a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all staff and students to achieve their fullest potential.
The Mayo Clinic education team helps each and every student navigate the application and enrollment process, as well as provides support to students once they arrive on campus and throughout their educational experience.
Many of Mayo Clinic's world-class physicians and scientists also teach in the classroom, mentor students, and champion diversity in all aspects of education. They work to pass on the traditions and culture of Mayo Clinic, which includes an appreciation for diversity in all its forms.
As members of the faculty at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, these champions advance Mayo's goals of maximizing diversity by encouraging all students and colleagues to bring their best to their academic studies and clinical responsibilities. Their efforts help ensure a thriving and diverse workforce of excellent health care providers for the future.
I enjoy helping students maximize and take advantage of the vast resources that Mayo Clinic has to offer. We see our role in the Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as one of helping all learners achieve to their highest level. We believe that the learning environment is enriched by including students and trainees from a broad mix of backgrounds and experiences.
Administrator, Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Administrator, Mayo Clinic Quality Academy