1.3 Policy for Promoting an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive School of Medicine

The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) recognizes that diversity is integral to its achievement of excellence in education, research, and patient care. To this end, there is a critical need to put efforts toward the retention of UWSOM diversity, and increasing the number of faculty, students, and staff from historically excluded populations currently underrepresented in medicine and the health professions. UWSOM is committed to achieving more diversity in all setting on campus and throughout the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region.

UWSOM also recognizes that recruiting and retaining a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and trainees cannot alone nurture an inclusive and equitable school environment where individuals are valued and treated in accordance with the policies and practices established by UWSOM and the University of Washington (UW). Therefore, UWSOM also must engage in quality improvement practices and programs that aim to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in all UWSOM settings including education, patient care, and research. The following UWSOM and UW policies and statements support this policy:


Effective: Current
Last updated: November 2021
Policy Contact: UW School of Medicine, Executive Assistant, Gretchen Burke, gretburk@uw.edu; Education Quality Improvement Office, eqi@uw.edu.