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Diversity Affairs

Grounded in the compelling evidence that diversity of thought and perspective provides richer solutions to the complex challenges of meeting the health needs of our community, the Paul L Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso promotes the recruitment, development and retention of a diverse body of students, residents, faculty and staff.

We are mindful of the population we serve here on the US/Mexico border, with the majority being Hispanic, many of whom are underserved and disadvantaged, and we are particularly committed to the inclusion of groups that are under-represented in medicine that will enhance our ability to provide optimal health care to this population. The Paul L Foster School of Medicine defines diversity as the inclusion of students who are from the US/Mexico border region, economically or educationally disadvantaged, and/or of Hispanic origin. We will also welcome and support students from other traditionally under-represented minorities.

For residents, faculty and staff, diversity will be defined as inclusion of those who are of Hispanic origin and those who are Spanish-speaking, as the majority of patients we serve in the region prefer to use Spanish. We will also welcome and support residents, faculty and staff from other traditionally under-represented minorities.

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