Equity, diversity and inclusion are not just academic buzzwords. They are an essential component of academic medicine, both to promote equity and fairness among our employees, and to fulfill the School of Medicine's mission for excellence in education, research, and clinical care.

Our Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) is committed to building an environment where all students, faculty, and staff from varying backgrounds and life experiences feel belonging, engaged, and productive. The Multicultural Resource Center and the IDEALS office 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. The Duke University School of Medicine works to attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent who positively impact how we teach, and learn and serve in an increasingly diverse world.

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Recent News

School of Medicine forms Inclusion Council to promote sense of belonging

The School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion works with the medical school leadership to foster and influence an inclusive climate in which all constituents across the School of Medicine experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement. The Office recently launched an Inclusion Council.

The goals of the council are trifold:

School of Medicine Video wins CASE Gold Medal Award

CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) announced its national 2014 Circle of Excellence awards. These awards “acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.”