MSTP | Diversity Statement

The University of Chicago has a long, proud tradition of leading the way toward diversity in higher education. The first black woman to earn a doctorate in the United States, Georgiana Simpson, earned that distinction in 1921 at the University of Chicago. One of the first black tenured faculty members at a major non-historically black university was the University of Chicago’s Professor Allison Davis.

The Medical Scientist Training Program is in full accord with The University of Chicago’s Diversity Statement.  We believe that diversity in our program enhances the experience of students and helps them to see issues from different perspectives, which is a positive attribute in any physician and in any scientist. 

Along with the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division Office of Graduate Affairs, the MSTP strives to foster a diverse cohort of students.  We are committed to recruiting students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and in the sciences, students from diverse geographic, economic, racial and ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  We also look for diversity in gender, age, and sexual orientation, as well as welcoming applicants with disabilities and special needs. 

The Medical Scientist Training Program endeavors to create a sense of community and inclusion among its cohort of students, both intellectually and socially. 

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