|The University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) has a fundamental commitment to the identification, recruitment, retention, and career advisement of minorities and students from underrepresented populations.
The Office for Diversity encourages minority students interested in medical school to contact the office early in their undergraduate studies to offer guidance. Other diversity programs and activities include:
- Counseling and support for academic and personal concerns
- Tutorial programs as needed
- Financial assistance
- Assistance with finding and securing research and clinical opportunities
- Liaison activities among the UASOM, minority students, and medical organizations
- Medical Students Weekend: In the spring, minority students accepted to UASOM have an opportunity to visit UASOM before matriculating. This offers a chance for students to talk with faculty, staff, and students and to learn more about the school and the Birmingham area.
- Support the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), a student organization that focuses on the goal of increasing the number of physicians who serve in under-represented minority communities. In conjunction with the Office for Diversity Programs, SNMA sponsors programs for undergraduate and entering students, volunteers with organizations in the Birmingham community, and speaks to elementary and high school students.
- Offer networking opportunities with minority physicians who can serve as role models and advisors.
Man Up - Lecture presented by Dr. Steve Perry
April 27, 2010, 7-9pm, Alys Stephens Center
Through this website, the AAMC is strongly committed to changing the face of medicine to address the needs of diverse communities.