Prospective students

Welcome from DICE

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) is excited that you are considering pursuing your medical and graduate education at the Geisel School of Medicine. Diversity and inclusiveness are deeply respected values and are supported throughout the institution, for they greatly enrich our learning, clinical practice, and service environments. Our office strives to educate students on societal issues, offer links to the community, foster innovative scholarship, and provide role models and mentors to future generations.

The small class size at Geisel allows us to work closely with students to provide support through their graduate course work, explore their areas of interest while learning more about the communities that surround us, and celebrate their successes along the way. We invite you to learn more about our programs and community engagement activities by browsing our website.

Pipeline Programs

The Admissions Office and Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at the Geisel School of Medicine support pipeline programs that seek to enhance the diversity of the applicant pool and diversify the field of medicine.

The Southern Illinois University’s MEDPREP post-baccalaureate program was established in 1972 and has helped over 1,000 students successfully matriculate into medical or dental school. MEDPREP’s mission is to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students who will enter and graduate from medical schools. It is the hope that these graduates will serve in U.S. health professions shortage areas. Geisel’s partnership with MEDPREP has resulted in some of our strongest student leaders and most valued classmates.

Xavier University, of Louisiana, is the only historically Black, Catholic University in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Xavier continues to rank first nationally in the number of African American students earning undergraduate degrees in both the biological/life sciences and the physical sciences. Xavier also ranks first in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school. Geisel has an early assurance program for junior students at Xavier. Fore more information about this program, contact us.