Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) embraces diversity in all of its dimensions. We strive to provide a fair, welcoming environment with cultural sensitivity.
TUSDM is one of the top 10 dental schools in the United States for enrollment of African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino students, not including the Historically Black Colleges (HBC) of Howard and Meharry. Nearly one third of our incoming class identifies as Asian and 53 percent of the class is female.
Our School has a number of formal, established student organizations that reflect the diversity of our student body. Most organizations have both cultural and philanthropic components to them. These student groups serve to not only provide positive support to each other but also to increase others’ knowledge of cultures not their own.
To promote dentistry as a career for under-represented minorities, the School has ongoing initiatives that allow those groups to explore careers including those of dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant or dental lab technician.
To enhance our students’ and faculty members’ ability to provide comprehensive care to diverse patient populations, a number of outreaches are coordinated with the goal of promoting the oral health of and increasing access to care for under-served populations in the Greater Boston area as well as in developing countries including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.