Our Commitment

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We are committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty, fellows, and residents from groups underrepresented in medicine, and promote an inclusive environment across the department.

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We created this award to assist highly qualified and meritorious DOM-based divisional trainees at the rank of Senior Fellow/Acting Instructor and/or Acting Assistant Professor in their transition to the roles of clinician-scholar, physician-scientist, research-scientist, and principal investigator (PI) as newly appointed Assistant Professors.

Inaugural award recipients

Diversity Scholar Award recipients

Diversity Councils/committees

Department of Medicine Diversity Council

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Gender Equity Council

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LGBTQ+ Council

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Residency Diversity Committee




We currently have a robust faculty mentoring program and plan to increase our underrepresented minority (URM) retention by developing a minority faculty mentoring program.

Mentoring is an essential element for faculty career advancement in academic medicine.

A strong mentoring relationship contributes to academic success, productivity, and career satisfaction. Despite the known benefits of mentoring, the lack of mentoring remains a persistent problem in academic medicine, particularly in faculty from URM.

Given that URM faculty are promoted at lower rates, and report lower career satisfaction, the need for a dynamic mentoring program is even greater for junior URM faculty members. 



All members of Department of Medicine search committees participate in Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Hiring training on best practices regarding faculty candidate outreach, assessment, recruitment, and retention. 


Diversity News


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August 12, 2022
Providing primary care and mental health services to Seattle’s refugee and immigrant communities
Led by co-founder Dr. Carey Jackson, Harborview’s International Medicine Clinic receives more than 12,000 visits a year.
August 2, 2022
Assisting in Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening in Indigenous People in Seattle
Dr. Matthew Triplette has received a Respiratory Health Equity Research Award from the American Thoracic Society.
July 29, 2022
EDI efforts in the Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine Diversity Council recently held their year-end retreat to strategize how they can help move equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts further within the Department of Medicine.