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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Our Commitment

& Positivity

We respect the community we reside in and value the opportunity to be a positive force in our environment.


We aspire to ensure all people feel welcome.

& Empathy

We use language that promotes mutual understanding and empathy.


We celebrate all dimensions of diversity that our community has to offer.

Self Discovery

We seek out and promote new opportunities for people to find their place at ASCOM.


We advance diversity and inclusion in recruitment, admissions, hiring, retention, and promotion.

Diversity Statement

The School of Medicine is dedicated to fostering the potential of diversity, inclusion, and transparency for all. ACSOM will treat all people with dignity, striving for mutual respect and understanding. It will be a leader and act to improve the lives of all people locally, nationally, and globally.

We welcome and celebrate integration with the citizens of Dominica and will provide scholarships to qualified individuals.

Underrepresented in Medicine

“Underrepresented in medicine refers to those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

ASCOM uses this definition to guide recruitment and retention activities for medical students, helping further our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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