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.
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.
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.
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.