At the University of Virginia we are committed to academic excellence and recognize that understanding differences is essential to culturally competent education and health care. As our country becomes more diverse and health care disparities persist, we need to ensure that the health care workforce that we train is prepared to lead, live and work effectively in such an environment. With the support of the Dean’s Office and the University president, we strive for cultural competence in our learners, staff, and faculty through curricular initiatives and a commitment to holistic approaches to recruiting, pipeline, admissions and hiring processes. We review our efforts and activities continuously, and partner with other schools in the University to share our successes and opportunities for improvement. We invite you to explore our website and encourage you to contact us directly for further information. We look forward to hearing from you.