Diversity, equity and inclusion allow us to develop better solutions to complex scientific and clinical challenges and to train culturally sensitive clinicians and scientists.
“We highly value diversity in all its forms, and we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. These values form the foundation for achieving excellence in all that we do.”
Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS
Lindburg Professor and Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Commitment to Anti-Racism from Washington University School of Medicine Leadership »
Help us build momentum
As part of our departmental effort, Officer of Inclusion & Diversity and DEI Liaison Maithilee Menezes, MD, is spearheading an initiative that prioritizes:
- Formation of a dedicated committee
- Growth through collaboration and feedback
- Inclusive support for our residents, faculty, and staff
- Ongoing research into equity in clinical care
- Advancement of systemic and curricular changes, including
the rollout of the Understanding Systemic Racism Curriculum
- Increasing diversity and gender parity among faculty
Q&A with Officer of Equity & Inclusion Maithilee Menezes, MD »
Otolaryngology Diversity Sub-internship
Available to full-time medical students of diverse backgrounds, this is a visiting rotation with a $2,000 stipend to offset the cost of travel, housing, and fees.
Applications for 2022 accepted on a rolling basis.
Academic Women’s Network
Established by WUSM faculty to promote professional interactions and career development and to assist and mentor women in science and medicine.
Minority Medical Association
This inter-departmental organization of residents and fellows at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and WUSM is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in our hospitals and communities.
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The office focuses on advancing WUSM’s commitment to creating a stronger, more equitable campus where everyone is welcomed, respected and supported.
Supported by the WUSM Department of Medicine, OUTmed is an organization for LGBTQIA-identified faculty, residents, fellows and staff at Washington University School of Medicine.
Association of Women Surgeons
Through a variety of programming, this WUSM group brings together students, residents and faculty to address issues unique to female surgeons and support each other in overcoming these obstacles.
WUSTL Human Resources: DEI
Washington University Human Resources support efforts to create a diverse and inclusive culture by offering resources and training to managers and employees across campus.