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College of Medicine recognized as model for diversity

Jerry Reves, M.D., vice president for medical affairs and dean of the  College of Medicine, was awarded the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Institutional Leadership Diversity Award at the annual meeting Nov. 3 in Texas.
College of Medicine deans from 125 medical schools in the United States were considered for the award. Under Reves’ leadership and commitment to diversity, MUSC’s College of Medicine is now recognized as a model for diversity.
The Group on Student Affairs Minority Affairs Section (GSA-MAS) Institutional Leadership Diversity Award is presented to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions toward enhancing total diversity at his or her institution. The concept of “total diversity” goes beyond the numbers to embrace the integration of diversity into the institution’s culture—from students and faculty to curriculum and leadership. 
“Dr. Reves is a champion of diversity and an agent for change,” said Deborah Deas, M.D., senior associate dean for diversity, amd associate dean, College of Medicine. “He systematically enlisted department chairs, faculty, residents and students to integrate diversity into the fabric of the College of Medicine. This national award recognizes the accomplishments at MUSC, and simultaneously elevates MUSC as a national model, which we must continue to reflect in the future.”
The mission of GSA-MAS, a professional development group within AAMC, is to improve the health of our diverse nation, through leadership service, research and collaboration, with an emphasis on the value that diversity brings to the health profession of medicine.


Friday, Dec. 12, 2008

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