Diversity at the School of Medicine

The Office for Diversity & Inclusion will be hosting virtual office hour appointments to discuss concerns or answer questions, please email Judy Pointer.

In the Office for Diversity, we are committed to ensure that diversity is more than a buzzword, and that our culture and community actually reflect the values of inclusion and fairness.

For students, housestaff, faculty, staff and patients alike, we strive to foster a sense of community that values and takes advantage of our differences and similarities in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and beyond.


Prospective Students

The School of Medicine has a strategy of leveraging diversity and inclusion to drive our mission of excellence in the delivery of quality patient care, the conduct of biomedical research, and the training of health professionals.

UVA aspires to be a national leader in the creation and sharing of health knowledge within a culture that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Insight Into Diversity 2020 HEED Award given to UVA's School of Medicine

Diversity Awards

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has earned a national award for its “outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.” The UVA School of Medicine is among 46 recipients of the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which covers diversity issues in higher education.
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Student Community Involvement

UVA students can partake in a variety of community volunteer and service activities.
Community Service

University of Virginia Medical Students gather in front of the old Medical School doorway

Leadership in Diversity

The Diversity Consortium strives to further diversity at the UVA School of Medicine.
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