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Diversity & Inclusion

As core values of Washington University School of Medicine, diversity and inclusiveness fuel success in everything we do.

At the School of Medicine, we are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where everyone is welcomed, respected and supported. By understanding and embracing our similarities and differences, we enrich and strengthen what we can accomplish together.

An ever-growing network of offices, organizations, initiatives and events is dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion, working toward the goal of weaving these core values into the fabric of our culture. Similar work is underway universitywide. Our efforts address factors including race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, religion and socioeconomic background.

Creating a formal framework for change

To move our goals from intention to fruition, we are taking deliberate, far-reaching action to build a framework for meaningful change. Overseeing the effort is the Dean’s Senior Leadership Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. This group is creating and executing action plans to put the appropriate policies and resources in place, addressing five targeted areas: faculty hiring, staff hiring, campus climate, professional training and curriculum design.

See what we’re doing to improve diversity and inclusion »

Backed by a strong commitment from the dean of the School of Medicine and formal recommendations from the Senior Leadership Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, we are laying the foundation for a stronger, more diverse campus and community.

Supporting diversity and inclusion campuswide

Many offices, organizations and resources are dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion at the School of Medicine.

A group of medical students chat at the Student Programs Fair


The Office of Diversity Programs promotes diversity among educators and prepares medical students to lead in a global society.

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Students learn more about DISC at an info fair


The Diversity and Inclusion Student Council promotes an inclusive campus environment for all School of Medicine students.

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Medical students pose for a photo after the White Coat Ceremony


The Office for International Students and Scholars embraces the university’s mission of welcoming promising students from around the world.

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The Washington University Minority Medical Association (WUMMA) supports under-represented minority (URM) medical trainees.

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A facilitator leads a diversity training session


The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides training, raises awareness and supports recruitment, retention and development.

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Faculty members converse as the walk through a hallway


The Office of Faculty Affairs supports reviews and promotions, career development, mentoring, policy changes, gender equity and diversity.

Visit the Faculty Affairs website »