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 & 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.
An ever-growing network of groups and organizations extend from this office to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, weaving these core values into the fabric of our culture.
For students and faculty of the MD program
The Office of Diversity Programs promotes diversity among medical educators and students, preparing medical students to lead in a global society.
For international students
The Office for International Students and Scholars embraces the university’s mission of welcoming promising students from around the world.
The Office of Faculty Affairs supports reviews and promotions, career development, mentoring, policy changes, gender equity and diversity.
Many Washington University initiatives and programs empower community members across campuses to drive change and foster an environment that is more equitable and welcoming to all.
Student- and trainee-run organizations at the medical school
Connections is a student-led initiative that promotes inclusion and encourages its members to explore their diverse identities at Washington University in St. Louis.
Residents and fellows
The Washington University Minority Medical Association (WUMMA) fosters an inclusive medical community and supports the development of trainees who are under-represented in medicine.
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.
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.
Read the Dean’s commitment »
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.
Read the School of Medicine Diversity Statement »