Infusing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Washington University School of Medicine community
The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to:
Provide leadership, expertise and advocacy on all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within Washington University School of Medicine.
Direct, lead and advance institutional efforts that create a welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected.
Enhance and develop community partnerships designed to address health needs and promote health equity within the St. Louis community and beyond.
Divisions that support our work
Core areas of focus housed within the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion include:
MD Diversity Programs
Enhances the medical educational environment through recruitment of a culturally diverse academic workforce, while preparing a diverse student body to become leaders in a vibrant, global society. Offers programs for high school students; current students, trainees and junior faculty; visiting medical students and more.
Academic Pathway Programs
Builds an intentional and deliberate infrastructure to improve efforts in recruiting, retaining, and developing underrepresented applicants in medicine (UiM) and the STEM workforce. Connects high school, college, and doctoral students with educational and scientific activities which otherwise may be inaccessible.
Programming and Professional Development
Provides education, programming and consultation to the WashU Med community for increased understanding and skill development around the work of diversity, equity and inclusion, utilizing frameworks for culture change, restorative justice, health equity, community building and self-compassion.
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
We commemorate the cultures, achievements, and contributions of the original peoples of this land. We take time to reflect on their legacy and to ensure that their stories are remembered. It is our commitment to recognize and honor their courage and resilience.