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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.

Visit Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website

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.

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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 »

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 »

Universitywide initiatives

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.

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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.

Visit the Connections website »

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.

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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.

Colorful graphic with WashU Med logo that states: We welcome all races and ethnicities; all religions; all countries of origin; all sexual orientations; all genders; all ages and abilities
Washington University School of Medicine emphatically affirms our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. How to post this statement in your office or on your website »

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 »