Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The faculty and staff in the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are here to help you navigate equity, inclusion and belonging at Roseman University College of Medicine.  We are here to provide support to the people we serve.  In collaboration with our RUCOM stakeholders, we are committed to recognizing and nurturing merit, talent and achievement by supporting equal opportunity in our education, services and administration, as well as research and creative activity. We will endeavor to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students, faculty and staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented in medical education and the practice of medicine. The value of this approach will be realized by the production of physicians that possess a level of cultural humility who can serve Southern Nevada’s diverse population.


Why Diversity Matters

Diversity enhances the educational environment and enriches the experience of medical students, faculty and staff, and patients. Here at RUCOM we aim to create a culture in which everyone feels valued and included. This culture of inclusion fully appreciates differences in perspective, not only in composition, but of thought, expression, desires, and goals. RUCOM values all dimensions of diversity among medical students, faculty, and staff, including but not limited to age, race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, and geographic diversity.

To achieve our mission OEIB has established the following goals focused on six (6) areas:


RUCOM Climate

Activate diversity through inclusive measures to ensure an environment that welcomes all and promotes equity for students, faculty, and staff.


Conscious Stakeholdership

Establish an organizational structure and culture committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging across all aspects of teaching, research, service, and practice.


Pathways and Workforce Development

Create pathways for faculty, staff, and students to thrive academically, professionally and socially.



Infuse the values and content of equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout the curriculum and curricular-related events.


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Community Immersion

Create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth and resilience for communities.


Research and Scholarship

Support an organizational culture committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging related to research, service, and practice.


RUCOM is committed to the recruitment, retention and professional development of a diverse faculty.  This commitment is reflected among the core goals of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation (OFALI) headed by Dr. Marin Gillis.

Here are a few resources, for additional resources and information visit the Office of Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation

  1. Culture Quality Collaborative:
  2. AAMC Search and recruitment:

Aspiring Docs:
Explore Health Careers:
Medical Student Resource Guide:

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Diversity Initiatives

Created in June 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce was formed to address issues of Roseman University College of Medicine (RUCOM). The Taskforce comprises faculty, administration, staff, and student representatives. The overriding purpose of the Taskforce is to develop a college-wide (RUCOM) diversity strategic plan that complements the Mission and Value statements. The Taskforce meets quarterly to foster and promote diversity initiatives and programs throughout RUCOM.

Pre-med ASPIRE Pathway Programs

ASPIRE tracks students from as early as elementary school to medical school – with one major goal – to increase the diversity of the physician workforce by exposing and providing learning opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in medicine and to educate diverse students to provide comprehensive care to the Southern Nevada community.

Pulse Point: News from the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

“Shine a Light”: Roseman University’s Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Illuminates Compassion

January 24, 2024

In a remarkable display of empathy and community engagement, Roseman University College of Medicine’s Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging organized a transformative event on January 12, 2024 working with…