Council on Diversity Affairs

School of Medicine Council on Diversity Affairs

Diversity at the Georgetown University School of Medicine encompasses a multitude of dimensions, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, cultural background, class, ability, national origin and more. Diversity, as we understand it, means that the institution’s many constituents are a mosaic of people.

In this rich context, the Council on Diversity Affairs (CODA) will act as an advisory resource for Dr. Susan Cheng, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. CODA will focus on aspects of student campus life and the educational experience with respect to climate for diversity, inclusion, and culture; curricular and service learning program design suggestions; and, recommendations to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of students from minority and/or other disadvantaged groups across the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

CODA Priorities:

  • Visibility: to increase the visibility of diversity and inclusion on campus
  • Support: to create support for an inclusive environment that bolsters all students. staff, and faculty
  • Curriculum Development: to indulge interest in ideas or projects that integrate diversity and inclusion within the curriculum of medical school student training
CODA Past Accomplishments

CODA EXEMPLAR: Casey Santana and Rusty Phillips