The University of Kentucky College of Medicine believes that its education, research and service missions are enriched by a community of people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. The College’s approach to diversity recognizes underrepresented minorities. In keeping with our original mission, the College is particularly committed to building a community that reflects the demography of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To serve the people of Appalachia, the College of Medicine is mindful of the inclusion of students, faculty and staff from this underrepresented minority. The College values differences in individuals attributable to their gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural background, or economic status. All members of the College community contribute to the educational environment of the school by sharing insights and perspectives forged by their life experiences.