Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
As core values of Washington University School of Medicine, diversity and inclusiveness fuel success in everything we do.
Backed by strong commitments from the School of Medicine dean and school leadership, and priorities and programs coordinated by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are laying the foundation for a stronger, more equitable campus and community where everyone is welcomed, respected and supported.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion oversees the School of Medicine’s efforts to promote equity for the medical school community. Programs, events and initiatives are designed to raise awareness, inspire action, support equitable employment and cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion.
The Office of Diversity Programs further promotes diversity and cultural awareness among medical students, with support for international students provided by the Office for International Students and Scholars. Beyond these offices, an ever-growing network of groups and organizations support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
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Our commitment to equity
At every level of leadership, Washington University School of Medicine commits to building a diverse and equitable community where everyone is welcomed and valued.
From Dean Perlmutter:
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is sincere and longstanding.
Dean’s commitment to diversity and inclusion »
From the Academic Affairs Committee and Executive Faculty:
Washington University School of Medicine’s culture of collaboration and inclusion is the foundation for success in everything we do.
School of Medicine Diversity Statement »
From the Executive Faculty:
We are actively working to address systemic challenges, and we are fundamentally shifting our educational programming and enhancing our professional development to support the change we want to see in our community and the world.
Commitment to Anti-Racism »
Our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts address factors including race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ability, religion and socioeconomic background.