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Our Differences Make Us Stronger

To deliver the highest quality of care, we need a team with a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. That's why we're actively recruiting learners, faculty members and staff from underrepresented minority groups, to help us improve health outcomes for all members of the diverse community we serve.

We have a responsibility to every patient who walks through our doors, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, language spoken, or other life experience that might differ from our own. An organizational culture rich in diverse experiences helps us provide compassionate, cross-cultural care as we lead the effort to eliminate health inequities across the globe.

Caring for a Diverse Population

Goals for Our Community

Our Culture

Create a culture and climate of equity and inclusion, where diversity is nurtured, valued, and celebrated.

Our People

Recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce, at all levels.

Our Learners

Recruit, develop, support, and engage diverse learners.

I don't go to work thinking, 'This is where my ceiling is.' I come up with ideas knowing that somebody's going to actually hear them, and who I am or what I look like is not going to stand in the way of that. And that is a really important thing for residents and medical students to see.

Kimberly Manning, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

What We're Doing

The Organizational Equity and Inclusion team defines and measures the equity, diversity, and inclusion programs within the School of Medicine. This executive committee works with our Office of Faculty Affairs & Development and Multicultural Medical Student Affairs to ensure we're making good on our commitments to continuous recruitment and retention, cultivating a climate of inclusion, and offering engagement and development programs that positively impact the Emory School of Medicine community.

Recent Events, Programs, and Initiatives

Annual lecture series named for the first African-American to enter and graduate from Emory University School of Medicine

Group supporting women faculty and trainees through education, advocacy, mentoring, and networking

Eight-week residential program for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to medical school.

Weekend event during which underrepresented minority students accepted to the School of Medicine return to campus to meet with faculty and students and learn more about us.

Chapter committed to supporting medical school students of color, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of culturally competent and socially conscious physicians

Group that provides education and exposure to topics of LGBT health, mentorship with LGBT physicians, and service opportunities to support the local LGBT community

Program designed to heighten ninth and tenth grade students' interest in science, introduce careers in healthcare, and reinforce fundamental principles of science

Three-year federally funded mentorship program to prepare high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds for entry into health professions

Collaborate with the University Office of Equity and Inclusion to ensure School of Medicine leaders receive Implicit Bias Education