Though our office oversees the School of Medicine’s efforts to promote equity for the medical school community, an ever-growing network of campus groups and organizations extend from our office to support these efforts.

For medical (MD) students, trainees and faculty

As part of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Diversity Programs promotes diversity among medical educators and students, preparing medical students, trainees and junior faculty to lead in a global society. Programs include Saturday Scholars for high school students, programs for visiting medical students, community engagement opportunities and much more.

Office of Diversity Programs website »

For PhD students (DBBS)

The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) is committed to building and supporting a diverse community of scholars.

DBBS Diversity Outreach »

For international students

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

OISS website »

For faculty

The Office of Faculty Promotions & Career Development supports reviews and promotions, career development, mentoring, policy changes, gender equity and diversity.

Faculty development website »

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.

Connections website »

Medical student groups

Over 60 student-established groups range from community service to affinity groups to professional development.

Student groups directory »

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.

WUMMA website »

Universitywide initiatives

Universitywide programs and initiatives empower community members to drive change and foster an environment that is more equitable and welcoming to all.