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At UVA School of Medicine, we are committed to ensuring that diversity is more than a buzzword and that our efforts span the continuum of clinical and academic enterprises.  As an example, our summer programs encompass preparation for medical school (SMDEP), training for health disparities research (MHIRT), research internships for medical students (SMRI) and undergraduate research experiences in the biomedical sciences (SRIP), all of which are supported through competitive, peer-reviewed extramural grants.  The breadth of our effort yields a distinct culture andimage 15 community that reflect our values of inclusion and fairness.  For students, housestaff, faculty, staff and patients alike, we strive to foster a sense of community that values and takes advantage of our differences and similarities in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and beyond.