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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Office of Diversity at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford is part of the larger University of Illinois College of Medicine Diversity Mission. The office strives to achieve the goals of diversity and inclusion for the College of Medicine Rockford campus, which are consistent across campuses while working locally to implement programs.

As a campus we have shown great strength and resilience, and commitment to social justice. We look forward to continuing on collaboratively to improve diversity and inclusion on our campus. Our campus town hall meeting to discuss the recommendations will be held in January 2021 but we would like for the campus to have an opportunity to review the report before the meeting. During this season, best wishes to you for peace, joy, hope, and happiness.

As the population of United States continues to grow and diversify, we continue to support the compelling goal of diversifying the health care workforce to produce physicians that can address the healthcare needs of the local communities, the state and the nation.

On the Rockford campus, the Urban Health Program (UHP) is dedicated to recruiting, retaining and supporting minority students. The Rockford campus also has several diverse student interest groups that meet regularly and organize activities that promote understanding and fostering integration.

The Roadmap For Diversity And Inclusion Rockford Campus (updated Jan. 2021) for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford campus reflects the significant efforts by the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion to assess the current climate of the campus and identify the needs of our campus to create a diverse and welcoming environment. The overarching goal of the committee was to build a collaborative vision of change by working closely with trainees, faculty, and staff to make recommendations and identify priorities to create a university culture in which diversity, equity, and inclusion is valued and fundamental.

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