Diversity and Cultural Intelligence
Diversity is . . .
The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine defines "diversity" in its broadest sense -- all of our positive attributes that make the tapestry of humanity so rich. We celebrate our differences, whether they are based on (for example) race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, ability, national origin, income or age. And because we're human, we stumble sometimes, but are trying to learn together how best to teach each other, to respect each other, and to have the difficult conversations that need to occur to keep our community healthy.
We do it because we know that it's important, that overcoming human differences -- especially those which we do not choose -- is imperative to a peaceful, productive, efficient and joyous world. It's also imperative to providing the highest quality of medical care.