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Diversity & Inclusion

A core value of the School of Medicine, diversity and inclusiveness fuel success in everything we do.

The School of Medicine is deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community in which everyone is welcomed, valued and supported. Many offices, organizations, individuals, events and resources are dedicated to supporting this critical goal, which is part of a university-wide framework to cultivate a stronger climate of diversity and inclusion at Washington University.

Share your perspective

Faculty and staff are invited to share and hear perspectives on diversity, inclusion, equity and current events. Facilitated by the Human Resources Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Perspectives dialogue sessions provide a safe space to practice constructive perspective-taking and build connection in our community.
See upcoming Perspectives sessions »

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We believe that understanding our similarities and differences allows those factors to enrich how we work and learn together. Our diversity and inclusion efforts address factors including race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, religion and socioeconomic background.

Supporting diversity and inclusion campus-wide

A group of medical students chat at the Student Programs Fair

FOR THE MD PROGRAM

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

Visit the Diversity Programs website »

Students learn more about SACIC at an info fair

FOR STUDENTS

The Student Advisory Committee for an Inclusive Community promotes an inclusive campus environment for all School of Medicine students.

Visit the SACIC website »

Medical students pose for a photo after the White Coat Ceremony

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Visit the OISS website »

A facilitator leads a diversity training session

FOR EMPLOYEES

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion raises awareness, supports workforce recruitment and retention, and fosters career development.

Visit the Diversity & Inclusion website »

Faculty members converse as the walk through a hallway

FOR FACULTY

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

Visit the Faculty Affairs website »