Office for Multicultural Affairs
Welcome to the Office for Multicultural Affairs. The mission of this office is to promote equality and provide the knowledge and skill necessary for all our future physicians, public health professionals, physician assistants, and biomedical scientists to succeed and prosper. Within this office, we provide tools and opportunities to promote and assist in the success of our students.
Tufts University School of Medicine and the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences have a strong history of recruiting and graduating traditionally underrepresented students in the medicine and the sciences. Our student body reflects a culturally and ethnically diverse population, with half of our students describing themselves as non-white. We support our students with a variety of programs, initiatives and training programs.
The Pipeline Programs at Tufts School of Medicine and the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences uniquely serve to increase the interests of underrepresented students in low socioeconomic and disadvantaged communities and inspire young people to consider the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences, and health professions.
- Leadership, Education, Advancement and Diversity (LEAD) Scholars Program
- Innovations in Diversity Education Awards (IDEAS)
- Post-baccalaureate premedical program (MBS)
- Prematriculation Summer Program (PSP)
- Student Organizations and Groups
- Global Health Programs
- The Colleen Romain Scholarship
- Teachers and High School Students Program (TAHSS)
- Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
- Minority Association of Pre-Health Students Program (MAPS)
Programs at the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- The Great Diseases Curriculum
- Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS)
- The Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP)
- Training in Education and Critical Research Skills (TEACRS)
- Mentored Undergraduate Teaching at Pine Manor College-Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Course SK205
Tufts University School of Medicine embraces diversity in the broadest form, including racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, geographic diversity, as well as diversity in gender and sexual orientation.
We believe that a diverse student body is essential for the creation of a teaching and learning environment that promotes excellence, quality and equity as core values among our future physicians, scientists and public health advocates, a workforce equipped with the knowledge and skill needed to address the range of health challenges facing our increasingly diverse patient population and their communities.
To this end, Tufts School of Medicine is committed to pursuing initiatives that will diversify the applicant pool and improve the selection process in order to create the most diverse student body.