Creating and sustaining a climate that is diverse and inclusive takes conscious effort and honest reflection. We are making strides in the right direction.

David H. Perlmutter, MD

Thousands of our students, faculty and staff members have participated in initiatives aimed at improving diversity and inclusion. This is just the beginning and we recognize the need to reinforce the message in all we do.

In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, I hope to continue this conversation with you, share new initiatives and celebrate successes.

Our ambition is clear — to become an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and creativity — and in doing so, be the best medical school in the world and contribute to a better St. Louis community.


David H. Perlmutter, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor
George and Carol Bauer Dean, School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

Strengthening our commitment

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 the Academic Affairs Committee and Executive Faculty:
School of Medicine Diversity Statement »

From the Executive Faculty:
Commitment to Anti-Racism »