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 on 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. 

Join us

We are recruiting a new Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to provide leadership and guidance for the Department of Medicine with initiatives to further the Department’s efforts to directly confront bias and racism at the individual, program, departmental, and systemic levels through innovative programs and policies in support of all divisions and programs, as well as in our partnerships with local, regional and global partners and communities that we serve.


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