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Diversity

Aligning with the IU School of Medicine framework for diversity, the mission of the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at IU School of Medicine is to train and support a group of  residents and fellows from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive environment that supports innovation, collaboration, and discovery. Our three pillars for diversity—representational diversity, inclusive climate, and cultural competence education—are essential for our effort to continue to build a diverse work force that is devoted to patient care and one another.

Additional information about programming, partnerships, collaborations, committees and strategic plans applies across IU School of Medicine.

Diversity at IU School of Medicine

Representational Diversity

A learning environment with greater representation of persons with diverse backgrounds and perspectives fosters innovative ideas and a deeper appreciation for the diversity of learners, patients, colleagues, and the communities that surround us. 

Inclusive Climate

We see the importance of bringing diverse voices together and incorporating those voices into all of our functional areas and institutional policies. To achieve its mission, all members of the IU School of Medicine community must feel included, valued, and respected.

Cultural Competence Education

The Office of Graduate Medical Education recognizes its responsibility to develop future physicians who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide excellent patient-centered health care and eliminate health care disparities.

GME Subcommittee on Diversity

The GME Diversity Committee consists of  faculty and resident representatives from all core programs. The committee is charged with overseeing the ACGME core program requirements on diversity as it pertains to:

  1. Recruitment and retention of underrepresented in medicine (URM) residents and fellows,
  2. Climate and the clinical learning environment,
  3. Cultural competency training, and
  4. Health care disparities education as well as integration of health disparities information into educational program clinical conferences and research opportunities.