The vision of the TUSOM is to cultivate an environment of inclusiveness and equity for the learning community. These efforts will promote social justice throughout the medical education community, diminishing the occurrences of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. This effort will generate conscientious global citizens primed to provide vital medical care to the diverse population in southeastern Louisiana and around the globe, thus advancing health equity.
We believe that diversity is a fluid, ever evolving concept.
We believe that examining a variety of perspectives will add value and substance to all participants in medical education.
We believe that medical education cannot remain stagnant and must evolve to stay relevant to trends in the population and innovation of technology in order to effectively address the needs of local, national, and global citizens.
We believe that emphasizing diversity will spur advocacy for the underserved.
We believe that enhancing diversity will have a direct impact on decreasing current health disparities currently existing in underserved communities as well as the effects of social determinants of health in providing healthcare to local, regional, and national communities.