Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers resources, opportunities, and events within the school and beyond to support our students, faculty, trainees and staff. We promote and support inclusion and equity for community members throughout all that the School of Medicine provides. Our mission is to cultivate a naturally inclusive community that embraces, values, and celebrates diversity which creates an engaging, equitable environment for everyone.

Explore the community, faculty, student, and GME trainee resources outlines within this website and contact us with questions about how to get involved.

An introduction to DEI at UVA School of Medicine

Tracy Downs, MD - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion introduction with UVA Medical School Dean Melina Kibbe, MD

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

Report an Issue

Need to Report an Issue?

UVA's Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights supports a living, learning, and work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and where all members of the University community feel welcomed and valued. To report an incident of hazing, sexual or gender-based violence, or bias of all protected characteristics of students and employees, use the online reporting tool Just Report It.

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LGBTQ Resources

If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-nonbinary or queer, odds are, you’ve faced barriers and discrimination. UVA and UVA Health offer a number of resources to the LGBTQ community.

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Three Faculty members talking

Faculty Resources

For physicians-in-training, learning the cross-cultural skills to communicate across differences of every kind is essential. The School of Medicine has over three decades’ experience promoting diversity among medical and graduate students in a variety of educational and mentoring programs. We invite you to explore further what diversity means at the UVA School of Medicine.

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About DEI at UVA School of Medicine

UVA is one of the leading schools for diversity among students and faculty, receiving numerous awards for maintaining an inclusive environment. The School of Medicine actively seeks ways to offer a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

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Scholarships & Programs

Scholarships & Programs

UVA offers a variety of Scholarships and Programs through the university and national organizations for underrepresented minority groups.

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UVA offers a variety opportunities to get involved with the local community through the University and through community outreach programs.

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A Conversation with Edward T. Wood, MD, One of UVA School of Medicine's First African American Graduates

Introduction by Melina Kibbe, MD, Dean of the UVA School of Medicine and Chief Health Affairs Officer for UVA Health and Tracy M. Downs, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of UVA School of Medicine and Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer for UVA Health. The original interview was conducted by former UVA School of Medicine Dean David Wilkes, MD.

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