'While the ruling changes the landscape of university admissions, it does not change our resolve or our values.'
June 29, 2023
Dear Stanford Medicine community,
We are writing to you in light of today’s Supreme Court ruling that upends the long-standing practice of race-conscious university admissions to help achieve a diverse student body. Echoing President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s message, we, too, are deeply disappointed in this decision.
While we adjust to this new environment in a manner that conforms with the law, we want to emphasize that Stanford Medicine firmly believes in the transformative power of diversity, in all dimensions. It fosters perspectives and experiences that enrich our medical knowledge, it enhances the care we provide, and ensures that tomorrow’s breakthroughs benefit all.
While the ruling changes the landscape of university admissions, it does not change our resolve or our values. We reaffirm that commitment to you today and in the days to come.
We are dedicated to ensuring that Stanford Medicine remains a place where diversity thrives, contributing to our excellence in research, education, and patient care. This includes a deep commitment to health equity in all aspects of our mission.
We invite you to read President Tessier-Lavigne’s statement on the decision, which further outlines how we will continue to navigate these challenges together.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue striving to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future for health and medicine.
Lloyd Minor, MD
Dean, Stanford School of Medicine
CEO, Stanford Health Care
CEO, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
Joyce Sackey, MD
Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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