Dedicated to promoting a diverse and culturally aware medical school community

Our mission is to enhance the educational environment through recruitment of a culturally diverse academic workforce, while preparing a diverse student body to become leaders in a vibrant, global society.

Addressing diversity at Washington University

We have a long, sincere tradition of acknowledging challenges and responding with empathy, open dialogue and proactive leadership. All of that makes us strong.

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Gabbie Johnson, WashU MD/MSCI ’23, is the first Black woman to train in Neurosurgery at WashU and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Johnson shares why she’s excited to enter the field.

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Reframing: A Call to Inclusion

Reframing: A Call to Inclusion (Links to an external site)

Join us for an EMPOWERING half-day symposium designed to UPLIFT voices and CELEBRATE the diversity of experiences among individuals with genetic, physical, behavioral, or intellectual differences. Attendees will engage with inspiring stories, form meaningful connections, and promote education and advocacy. We aim to model inclusion through our shared humanity and acknowledgment of more similarities than differences.
MLK Commemoration Week: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. as a whole human being!

MLK Commemoration Week: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. as a whole human being! (Links to an external site)

Dr. King dedicated his life to improving the educational access and opportunity given to every person, and at WashU School of Medicine we continue to strive toward those values. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week is a platform for engaging students, faculty, trainees, staff, and community members in critical conversations around race and contemporary civil rights issues in America. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

We are influencing medical professionals by demonstrating the importance of providing culturally aware, equitable and compassionate care for all.


We build community with and serve a diverse group of students, faculty and trainees.