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Diversity and Anti-Racism

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Commitment to Inclusion

Indiana University adamantly believes that the opportunity to live and work in a world that builds upon the contributions of everyone is not just a privilege but a right of life.

School of Medicine Diversity Commitment

University Diversity Commitment

At IU School of Medicine, the commitment to diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, age, geography of origin and residence, sexual orientation, disability, work style and other aspects of human attributes and behaviors.

IU School of Medicine recruits talented trainees, faculty and staff from various backgrounds with focused efforts toward identified diversity categories.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is equally committed to these efforts, with the goal of diversifying the department and the field of orthopaedics.

We believe culturally competent, patient-centered care is the foundation of providing excellent health care, eliminating health disparities and contributing to innovative breakthroughs in science. A diverse medical and scientific workforce is essential to meet the needs of the rapidly changing demographics of Indiana communities in today’s environment.

Advancements in these areas are among the school’s chief priorities.

Learn about the Multicultural Physicians' Alliance

Orthopaedic Surgery Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards consist of a $1,250 financial incentive presented annually to both a fourth-year medical student and a resident who have demonstrated a significant interest in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion above and beyond the routine role and responsibilities.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award recipient should display a commitment on advancing culturally competent education, clinical care, research, community service and advocacy.

The student should also support developing a culture in which all individuals in the medical school community — and most importantly, our patients — feel included, valued and respected.

Examples of these endeavors are: - Promote efforts to improve cultural humility within our school of medicine.

  • Improve the health of populations that historically have unequal access to clinical care through research, community service and/or advocacy.
  • Address healthcare disparities through educational activities.
  • Promote a culture that fosters an inclusive, engaging and welcoming workplace.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting an essay in the format detailed below to Hollyn Mangione.

The essay should be at most two pages long, in 12-point font, single spaced. All essays should begin with an abstract paragraph (max 300 words).

The essay should illustrate how the applicant exemplifies the criteria listed above. Students may nominate themselves or fellow students. IUSM faculty, staff, residents and fellows may also nominate a deserving student.

The awardee will be chosen by committee members.

Diversity Programs at IU School of Medicine

The office of Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity at Indiana University School of Medicine hosts more than 20 unique events year-round to engage faculty, staff and learners in conversations to become better health care professionals. These include inclusivity trainings, cultural awareness town halls, and a two-day LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference.

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Commitment to Anti-Racism

Indiana University is continually reevaluating how we live up to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and how we cultivate an environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all IU campuses. These efforts are led by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.

Indiana University’s Antiracist Agenda

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Safety and Security Escorts

If for any reason you feel unsafe, call the hospital where you are working to arrange for a SafeWalk. SafeWalk services are available at all hospitals, and provides safe escort to parking lots and garages. 

The numbers for each facility are:

  • University Hospital: 317-962-8000
  • Riley Hospital: 317-962-8000
  • Methodist Hospital: 317-962-8000
  • Eskenazi Hospital: 317-880-7071
  • VA Medical Center: 317-988-2200 or 8-2200 internally

Please note there is no SafeWalk mobile transport between facilities. 

IUPUI provides backup SafeWalk services for all its facilities. When calling for assistance, identify yourself as a GME resident or fellow at IU School of Medicine. This service is available on the IUPUI campus 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 

  • IUPUI: 317-274-SAFE


Report Mistreatment

Indiana University does not tolerate acts of discrimination, hate, harassment, retaliation, or any other act that is damaging to our safe, civil, and inclusive community—and neither should you.

IU School of Medicine strives to provide a positive, inclusive environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.

The school embodies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation. Learners or faculty who believe they’ve experienced or witnessed mistreatment are strongly encouraged to report it through the Mistreatment Incident Report Form.

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