Diversity and Inclusion

At the Duke University School of Medicine, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of institutional excellence that can accelerate our ability to innovate and solve complex problems.  The Office of Diversity & Inclusion in the Duke University School of Medicine is committed to developing and implementing strategies to foster a culture of inclusion in which highly qualified students, faculty and staff from diverse talent pools experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement.  The School of Medicine Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity and the Multicultural Resource Center help us further this commitment.

As an academic medical center, it is our responsibility to train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who reflect, understand and appreciate diversity. We live in an aging and diversifying nation where disparities can limit healthcare access and lead to disproportionately poor outcomes. Addressing health disparities, improving community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities are essential to the School of Medicine and Duke Health's mission.  At the Duke University School of Medicine, we continue to strive to attract, retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent who positively impact how we teach, learn and serve in an increasingly diverse world.