Brandee Waite delivers keynote to audience

Office of Student and Resident Diversity's Closing Ceremony

On Friday, June 3rd, the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) celebrated with a Closing Ceremony to honor the 2022 cohorts in the Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program (MSPEP) and the Post-Baccalaureate Program. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Brandee L. Waite, PM&R Sports Medicine Section Chief and Fellowship Director and Co-Director of UCD Health Sports Medicine. Among the many encouraging words she shared, was the key message, "You belong everywhere." The program honorees included 20 Post-Baccalaureate students, 7 MSPEP students, and 5 Alumni who were acknowledged for their recent acceptance into UCD School of Medicine (4), and Meharry Medical College (1).

The mission of the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, and to actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our nation and our world — a workforce wholly equipped to serve and care for all people, vigorously committed to reducing health disparities, and passionately dedicated to the goal of achieving true health equity. To read more about our programs, please visit our website,

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