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Diversity

Embrace Diversity and Inclusion at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity promotes a campus environment that is welcoming and valuing of all people and the diversity in our human qualities and opinions. In addition, the office provides resources and support for students and groups that are underrepresented in the field of healthcare.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

Let's Salsa! Latin Dance Lessons with Holy City Salsa

Dance Instructor

October 15, 2020
6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Register Here!

Learn the history of Salsa and some basic footwork and dance combinations at this interactive virtual event.

The link to join will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the program.

Other Hispanic Heritage Month Programming:

  • Latino/Hispanic food trucks lining the MUSC Greenway daily! Please come out and support our various local Hispanic vendors and try some new bites.
  • Take some time to enjoy DJ Luigi who will be playing lively Latin music on Wednesday, October 14, 11am-2pm on the MUSC Greenway/campus.
  • AHH is partnering with SNPhA to provide a free Flu Shot Clinic in the Ladson area and we will need volunteers. HelperHelper credit hours will be available. Sign up here on Helper Helper.

Hispanic Health and Community Outreach

Why is Hispanic Health important in Healthcare?

  • Hispanic health is often shaped by factors such as language/cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance.
  • Racial minorities and other vulnerable populations suffer a disproportionate burden of disease. These groups of people suffer from poorer health outcomes due to disparities in accessing health insurance coverage, quality care, and other factors.
  • Due to these barriers to healthcare, marginalized populations face higher healthcare costs, increased number of missed workdays due to illness, and lower household income.

What can you do NOW to support and advocate for the Hispanic/Latinx community?

Shivani Williams | AHH President | willshiv@musc.edu

Caroline Davila | AHH Advisor | davilac@musc.edu

For more information on National Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Diversity Resource Guide

This resource guide was created to provide incoming students with campus and community information they might find beneficial as they transition to the university and the Charleston area.  Welcome to Charleston, welcome to MUSC!

The services and resources herein were recommendations provided by MUSC students. Student Programs and Student Diversity does not endorse any of the services, organizations, or vendors listed in this guide.

Diversity Resource Guide