Samuel Merritt University's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is expressed through its mission statement, "to educate students to become highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities." Since the 1990s, the University has engaged in several successful initiatives to realize its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Most recently, in light of the demographics of our local community and the vital role a diverse health care workforce plays in reducing healthcare disparities, the University has identified diversity as a strategic imperative. Diversity is now a core strategy imbedded in the ongoing work of the institution at all levels.
Click here to read the Samuel Merritt University Diversity Plan (PDF).