Commitment to Diversity

In order to promote the healthy evolution of research in medical education, diversity of background, life experiences, and perspective must be openly celebrated.

The Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is strongly committed to the foundational values of diversity and inclusion. Our program staff, faculty, and students believe our community is enriched by the presence of those individuals who are culturally and intellectually diverse.

Gender equality in biomedical research is extremely important to the PSTP administration. We strive to insure that both genders are equally represented in our program.

It is the policy of the PSTP that economic disadvantage should prevent no qualified future physician-scientist from pursuing his/her dream of practicing academic medicine. We make every effort to ensure applicants and students in difficult financial circumstances are able to experience all available program benefits.

We encourage applications from underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged candidates. Students with disabilities will be fully accommodated and welcomed into the program. Further, we hope that all of our applicants will demonstrate their own unique diversity throughout the entire application process—resulting in a vibrant and forward-thinking community of which all stakeholders can be proud.