"DIVERSITY: A defining feature of California’s past, present, and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more."
-From the University of California Statement on Diversity, approved by the UC Regents
Multicultural Practice: We are committed to a set of values, behaviors, attitudes and practices that enables all members of the David Geffen School of Medicine to work effectively in a multicultural organization.
Respect: We welcome and respect the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, trainees, and patients.
Inclusiveness: We embrace the perspectives and contributions of each individual in the David Geffen School of Medicine; diversity and inclusiveness work together.
Excellence: We recognize diversity as key to enriching our intellectual climate and as an unequivocal component of excellence.