Kent Hospital and its administration, staff and faculty is committed to recruiting diverse physicians to our residency and fellowship programs, and creating and sustaining an environment that is equitable, respectful and free from prejudice for students, faculty, staff, patients, families and members of our community. We believe that diversity enhances the institution’s educational and academic climate. Moreover, the constantly changing local, regional, and international demographics make it imperative that our medical center create a workforce for the future that is capable of understanding, communicating and providing service to individuals from the most varied backgrounds. We are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as, but not limited to: socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, spiritual practice, geography, disability, career goals, familial educational attainment, and age. We strive to create an environment that reflects the diversity in the communities we serve. By recruiting academically talented and diverse faculty members, physicians in training, medical students and staff, we hope to create health care equity and a reduction in health care disparities.