UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences: Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Diversity is a core value on our campus.

The University of Toledo — and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences — is committed to an environment where every student, staff member and faculty member feels included and respected.

We welcome diverse ideas, thoughts and perspectives.

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The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is a community of diverse, life‐long learners who embody and embrace the richness and value of diversity. We seek to create and sustain an environment in which all members remain aware of and strive to achieve their best potential when relating to patients, learners and colleagues from diverse racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Student Organizations

A diverse student body is critical to serving a diverse population. We have a wide variety of student organizations that focus on embracing diversity.

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Research, Scholarships and Assistantships

We are committed to financially supporting students of all backgrounds with College of Medicine Scholarships and other awards, such as the Ronald McNair Scholarship and assistantship program.

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Head Start for Premed Students

The College of Medicine offers a two-week MedStarz program to UToledo premed students. It exposes the students to medicine and offers sessions on how to better prepare for being a premed student.

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Programs for high school students

Explore healthcare careers in our summer and after-school programs —CampMed, REACH and Toledo Starz.

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Community Care Clinics

Medical students get hands-on experience in these student-run clinics that deliver healthcare to underserved populations in the Toledo community.

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Care Connections

Support the partnership between UToledo Institutional Advancement, UToledo College of Medicine and minority alumni of the College of Medicine that serves as a resource and raises funds for deserving underrepresented minority students. Learn more.


Inclusion Officers

Dr. Kimberly D. Jenkins

Kimberly D. Jenkins, M.D.

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology


Dr. Carolina Wishner

Carolina Wishner, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies


Elysia James, M.D.

Elysia James, M.D.

Assist Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Director, Advance Clinical Care 2 Course

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology


Kristina Peterson Bates

Kristina (Peterson) Bates

Administrative Assistant / Program Coordinator
Office of Admissions/Faculty and Student Diversity
Mulford Library Building - 1st Floor, Room 136E


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Last Updated: 6/27/22